St. Louis Catholic Church
Cathedral City, California
Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), commonly Saint Louis, was King of France from 1226 until his death...He is the only canonised king of France; consequently, there are many places named after him,...Louis's piety and kindness towards the poor was much celebrated... He went on two crusades, in his mid-30s in 1248 (Seventh Crusade) and then again in his mid-50s in 1270 (Eighth Crusade)...Louis' patronage of the arts drove much innovation in Gothic art and architecture... (Wikipedia Link.)
"In February 1948 St. Louis Parish was formed and the first Mass was celebrated by Fr. Joseph Leissler who was appointed Pastor and served for 24 years. Masses were celebrated in different areas until May 23, 1948 when the first permanent building was established. The original St. Louis Church building was a 150' x30' military hospital ward. Part of the building was partitioned off and became the church, the other part was used as the parish hall. On February 10, 1949 St. Louis Church was dedicated and blessed... (REF)
Note: For information about Cathedral City see Blog Post September 25, 2011.