Thursday, October 20, 2016

Historic Parish Closed and Sold to the Highest Bidder

More bad news from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

In one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city of St. Paul, this historic church was closed and sold.  My mother was Baptized here.  A Byzantine-Romanesque gem of immeasurable beauty and value that rivals anything like it I have ever seen anywhere.  Built in 1927.  It could have been given to the Institute of Christ the King.   Notice the cross was knocked off the tower and front facade?  It makes you wonder who is in charge? 

Today it is a German school.  The Archdiocese foolishly let this one go.  If the lawyers running the Archdiocese had been a bit more strategic, they could have leased this Como landmark to a charter or Montessori school and made big bucks.  I also noticed the charming rectory and convent were torn down and are now parking lots. 


  1. The St. Paul chancery has been off the rails for years.

  2. "But now we have sinned in your sight, and you have delivered us into the hands of our enemies, because we worshiped their gods. You are just, O Lord."

    -The Prayer of Queen Esther from the Book of Esther

  3. The Twin Cities German Immersion School is now proposing to tear down the St. Andrew's building. A group of committed neighbors is try to stop this. Look for "Save History St. Andrew's" soon on facebook.