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St. Patrick - St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish

Rev. Harry E. Nichols
Pastor

Parish Office
57 21st Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15222
In the Strip District

Phone
412.471.4767

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9AM to 4PM


In Residence
Rev. Albert Schempp, MI

Saint Stanislaus Kostka
 
 

The Patron Saint
Stanislaus Kostka was born in Rostkovo Castle on October 28th, 1550 in the Masovian region of Poland. From his childhood he was noted for his piety and devotion to the Eucharistic Lord and to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. When he was...

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The Present Church
Saint Stanislaus Kostka's architectural style is a blend of Romanesque and Baroque, with Byzantine influences. Construction of the present Saint Stanislaus Kostka church was started in April of 1891. On July 31st, 1892, this church was...

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The Architect
The church was designed by Frederick C. Sauer. While at Technical School in Wittenberg, Germany he worked as a stone cutter, brick layer arid carpenter. After graduation in 1879 he came to Pittsburgh at the age of 19. Sauer closely followed the...

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The Stained Glass Windows
The stained glass figure windows were produced in Munich, Germany, at the Royal Bavarian Art Institute at a cost of $27,672 -a major expenditure for that time. Compared with today's dollar value it would cost almost $538,000. According to experts, the windows in the...

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The Great Rose Window
The circle is the symbol of God, the Father of Eternity. It expresses the sense of the eternal in the universe and the person. The spokes of the wheel create an image of the rays of the sun, a symbol of Jesus Christ, Son of God. The wheel is a universal symbol of time, endless repetition of night and day, season after season, age after age, a healing image of...

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Latin Inscriptions
The three Latin inscriptions in the church interior state a power filled message to...

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The Paintings
The original interior did not have the murals we see today and the murals have changed over the years. The current paintings in the semi-dome over the altar were done by the Italian artist, Vincent Scatena and were completed for the Golden Jubilee of the parish...

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Religious Devotional Art
Sacred scripture, faith events, and the pious and courageous lives of holy men and women were often interpreted for the faithful in a variety of art forms.  Sculpture, stained glass windows, paintings and icons made the powerful lessons of faith in God come...

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Pope John Paul II and the St Stanislaus Kostka Connection

On September 20th, 1969, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wotija, visited and offered prayers in our church.  On that cool September day, our Saturday Greeter, was astonished when Cardinal Wotija came through the church doors. After their cordial greetings our...

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ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA
21st Street & Smallman
Pittsburgh

ST. PATRICK CHURCH
1711 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh