Record Rainfall Damages Churches Throughout Archdiocese

Old St. Ferdinand Shrine

Saint Louis shattered the all-time record rainfall Tuesday, with more than eight inches of rain falling in the metro before 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The rising waters damaged several churches in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Three feet of water buckled floors and flooded the convent, church, rectory, and school house in the historic Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant. It's now temporarily closed until repairs can be made. A lightning strike on the bell tower on St. Elizabeth Mother of John the Baptist Parish in St. Louis created a funnel for the heavy rain to enter the church, according to the Saint Louis Review.  

Read more about the damage here

July 29, 2022 - 11:58am

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