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Hungarian Parish

St. Mary of Victories is home to the Hungarian community in St. Louis.


Latin Novus Ordo

St Mary of Victories offers the only Latin Novus Ordo Sunday Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.


Oblates of Wisdom

The priestly Society of the Oblates of Wisdom was founded in 1979 to foster love for Jesus through Mary and thus to promote the teaching of the Church in the light of her dogmatic, moral and mystical tradition.


Church History

Historic St. Mary Of Victories Church, founded at Third and Gratiot Streets in the "Chouteau's Landing" district of Downtown (south of the Gateway Arch), is one of the beloved churches of Old St. Louis. Established in 1843, the charming neoclassical red brick edifice was designed by noted St. Louis architects Franz Saler and George I. Barnett.


This Sunday's Homily - October 18, 2015

Listen to Today's Homily from Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S.  Click Here.Fr. Brian Harrison delivers the homily at Mass.

Today's Bible passages speak to us of hte great themes of the Cross and Redemption.  The first reading is part of that sublime seciton of Isaiah where the prophet predicts a mysterious 'Suffering Servant' who, in giving up his life as an offerig for sin, wil bear the guilt of sinners and bring htem justificaiton.  The second reading (Hebrews) builds on this by revealing that Jesus, in fulfilling this ancient prophecy, has been constituted our eternal High Priest -- the supreme Mediator between God and man.  In Mark's Gospel, Our Lord tells the disciples that they too will drink his cup of sorrow, becoming Christian leaders only by following his example of self-sacrifice and service.


Synod on Marriage and the Family

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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 theologian, considers this the single most explosive moral and pastoral question confronting the Catholic Church today. A reversal of the Church’s bimillennial doctrine and discipline on this issue would ruin her credibility as the authentic teacher of God’s moral law. However, some revisionists are arguing that even though divorce and remarriage is indeed gravely sinful in itself, some Catholics in that situation might be excused from mortal sin (and so qualify for Holy Communion) because they lack full knowledge of its gravity, or lack full and free consent. In this powerful and clearly argued talk, Fr.  Harrison concludes that this compromise “solution” is doctrinally and theologically unacceptable. Listen as he lucidly explains why it has ‘three strikes’ against it.

You may view and download this talk in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format by clicking here.

If you interested in purchasing a CD of this talk for a $5 donation, please contact James Hooper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  


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30 Minutes prior to each Mass

744 South Third Street (at Gratiot), Saint Louis MO 63101
(314) 231-8101
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