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The Local Catholic Church

A Levee Called Hope

Those who have lived in Eastern Missouri, or who have read Mark Twain, know the role of the great Missouri and Mississippi rivers in our history and heritage: a great watershed and a means for transportation and commerce for the Gateway to the West. But, the destructive force of the river in flood can also overtake and destroy whatever is in its path. The levees along these rivers represent foresight, careful planning and essential protection for the future.

The Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri is building a 1,000-year levee for the third millennium to shield and sustain the efforts of those who have gone before us. This Foundation is symbolic of our hope for the future – for the next ten, one hundred or even one thousand years. It is a historic undertaking. A levee called hope.