On the Building of the New Cathedral of Saint Louis, sermon preached by the Most Reverend John J. Glennon, Archbishop of Saint Louis, circa 1905. This sermon was followed by a design competition in 1906, ground breaking in 1907, and the cornerstone laid in 1908. In 2014 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the cathedral’s dedication.
The Most Rev. John J. Glennon
John J. Glennon, born in County Westmeath, Ireland, was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1884. After serving as coadjutor bishop of Kansas City he was appointed archbishop of Saint Louis in 1903. Archbishop Glennon laid the cornerstone of the new cathedral in 1908 and dedicated it in 1914. After being elevated to cardinal, he passed into eternal life in 1946.