TOURS OF CARDINAL RITTER BIRTHPLACE

Since the facility primarily serves the daily needs of the HOME OF THE INNOCENTS, the building is not open to the public on a daily basis. Both group and individual tours are available by reservation only. CONTACT US for scheduling.

 

CARDINAL RITTER JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL RITTER PILGRIMAGE

While the boys enjoy the donuts and tour the Ritter Birthplace the girls are visiting St. Elizabeth’s Home

On March 14, 2017, fifty-one junior high students from Cardinal Ritter Jr-Sr High School in Indianapolis visited the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace. The stop here in New Albany was part of the school’s “Ritter Trail Pilgrimage,” an annual event for eighth graders. Their trip included visits to Ritter-related sites in Indianapolis, New Albany, St. Meinrad, and St. Louis.

The Pilgrimage has become an annual event, and during their visit to the Ritter House each year the CRB Foundation provides a donut-juice-and-milk snack upon arrival. While in New Albany, the students also visit St. Elizabeth’s Home, St. Mary’s Church and several black-history focused sites (Division Street School and the Town Clock Church).

 

 

 

 

Twenty-three young ladies from Cardinal Ritter Jr-Sr High School in Indianapolis pose for a photo on the front porch of the Cardinal Ritter House during their 2017 visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINARIAN VISITS

On August 11, 2015, a group of seminarians from St. Meinrad Seminary in southern Indiana and from Simon Brute Seminary in Indianapolis visited the Ritter House. David Hock, chairperson of the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundations relays the history of Cardinal Ritter in the second floor bedroom where Elmer Joseph Ritter was born on July 20, 1892.

 

On September 8, 2017, a group of seminarians from St. Meinrad Seminary in southern Indiana toured the Ritter House. David Hock (left), chairperson of the CRB Foundation Board member Mary Kay Wolford (right), escort the seminarians through the Ritter Museum.