Date of Chartering Dec 17, 1996
Archdiocese of St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson
President Peter Karutz
Chapter Chaplain Father Daniel Shaughnessy
In early 1996, Harry Fabick, CEO of a tractor manufacturing company, followed the suggestion of New Jersey Legate Bob Merritt and began efforts to form a Legatus chapter in St. Louis. Together with Monsignor Joseph Pins as chaplain and Charles Howard as chapter coordinator, they began contacting area Catholic CEOs. Within nine months the chapter was chartered.
On December 17, 1996, 63 people shared in the chartering celebration at Ascension Chapel and Ascension Meeting Hall in Chesterfield, Missouri. Saint Louis Archbishop Justin Rigali was the main celebrant and homilist at the chartering Mass. National chaplain Fr. George Rutler, Monsignor Pins, and Monsignor Richard Stika, then chancellor and now bishop of Knoxville, concelebrated with Archbishop Rigali.
Under the continued guidance of Monsignor Pins, support of Director Emeritus Harry Fabick, and three Archbishops, the St. Louis Chapter has continued to fulfill its mission to study, live, and spread the faith.
The Racquet Club Ladue is one of the many venues that host our chapter events. It is of course one of the finest private, family-friendly clubs situated in the heart of the beautiful Ladue area in St. Louis, Missouri.
The St. Louis Legatus Chapter celebrated our 20th Anniversary in December, 2016 with Holy Mass at the Cathedral Basilica and dinner at the Chase Park Plaza.