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    Saint Mary of Victories

    Catholic Church

    Reverent  Faithful  Welcoming 

    Since 1843

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    Saint Mary of Victories

    Catholic Church

    Reverent  Faithful  Welcoming 

    Since 1843

  • test

    Saint Mary of Victories

    Catholic Church

    Reverent  Faithful  Welcoming 

    Since 1843

  • test

    Saint Mary of Victories

    Catholic Church

    Reverent  Faithful  Welcoming 

    Since 1843

  • test

    Saint Mary of Victories

    Catholic Church

    Reverent  Faithful  Welcoming 

    Since 1843

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About St. Mary of Victories

Historic Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church, just south of the Gateway Arch, is a splendid and unique part of the heritage of old Saint Louis.

Founded in 1843 for German immigrants, it became the city's Hungarian Catholic Church and cultural center in 1956. Its acclaimed architecture, beautiful old paintings, ornate statuary and noted historical personalities have earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the few consecrated churches in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and has a magnificent high altar with hundreds of sacred relics.

Saint Mary’s accordingly offers a classically reverent style of worship in proclaiming the joy of Christ's Gospel to locals and tourists alike. The 11 a.m. Sunday Mass is mainly in English, with a touch of Hungarian in Scripture and song, while the 9 a.m. Mass shows the continuity between contemporary Catholic worship and its ancient sources: the modern rite is celebrated, but with plentiful use of Latin, Gregorian chant and other traditional options.

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Reflections From Our Saints...

  • SMOV - Infant of Prague
  • St. Therese of Liseaux
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  • SMOV - Cabrini
  • SMOV - Anthony (1)
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Hungarian Parish

St. Mary of Victories has been the official home of the Hungarian Catholics in St. Louis since 1957... Read More
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Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos once preached at St. Mary of Victories... Read More
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Latin Novus Ordo Mass

St. Mary of Victories is the only place in St. Louis that celebrates the Modern Rite, ad orientem, with Gregorian Chant... Read More
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Oblates of Wisdom

The priestly Society of the Oblates of Wisdom was founded in 1979 to foster love for Jesus through Mary... Read More
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History

St. Mary of Victories has played an important role in the development of St. Louis... Read More
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Architecture

St. Mary of Victories is an excellent example of pre-Civil War architecture in St. Louis... Read More
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Announcements

172nd Annual Homecoming Picnic

172nd Annual Homecoming Picnic

Come join us for our 172nd Annual Homecoming Picnic!Hungarian Goulash, Noodles, Langos (fry bread), Green Beans, Potatoes, Homemade Cakes, and Crispy Fried Chicken will be served. Delicious Hungarian Pastries will be on sale. The U. City Dancers will be featured during the event. A raffle will be conducted. 1st Prize - 40" LCD Flat Screen TV, 2nd Prize - $100, 3rd Prize - $50.   Buy…

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Religious Freedom - Dignitatis Humane

Religious Freedom - Dignitatis Humane

Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S., S.T.D. delivered a talk on Dignitatis Humane at a Colloquium with Raymond Cardinal Burke in Norcia, Italy which was held from October 30 through November 1, 2015.  Listen to the talk by clicking here. The colloquium was hosted by The Dialogos Institute, based in Norcia, which is devoted to the study of the patristic heritage in the spirit of latin and…

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Synod on Marriage and the…

Synod on Marriage and the…

Divorced and Remarried Catholics:  A Question of Diminished Imputability Cardinal Walter Kasper and many other ‘revisionist’ prelates and theologians are insisting that the Church start admitting some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to Communion, even though all previous popes have ruled this out as incompatible with Jesus’ clear teaching that such a relationship is adultery.  Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S., S.T.D., well known as an orthodox…

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Upcoming Events

Jul
29

07.29.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Jul
31

07.31.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Jul
31

07.31.2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aug
5

08.05.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Aug
7

08.07.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Aug
7

08.07.2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aug
12

08.12.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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A Prayer for St. Mary of Victories

Our heavenly Father, / long ago you inspired our German forefathers in the Faith / to raise this beautiful house of prayer and sacrifice / in honor of your Son's most holy Mother, / Our Lady of Victories. Your Providence then brought many Hungarians here / under the co-patronage of the holy King, Saint Stephen. / We humbly place before you today / the spiritual and temporal needs of our historic church / and its present-day community. / Grant us the grace to discern your holy will, / and to fulfill  it zealously as faithful witnesses to the Gospel, / here in the old heart of our city, / for as long as it may please your Divine Majesty.

Saint Mary of Victories, pray for us!
 Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us!

Amen.

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