Friday, May 6, 2011

St. Paul Cathedral - National Shrine

My little brother is official enlisted in the Army of Christ. He received the Sacrament of Confirmation recently, and we are so proud of him! It's a bummer that he wasn't feeling his best on his big day, so I didn't catch a picture of him all spiffed up (I know Mom did).

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The Mass was at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, MN. It is a National Shrine. The same place my sister was confirmed. The same place my dad was ordained a Deacon. The same place I went when in college and had my "calling from God" to return home to work with the youth. An amazing, spirit filled place.

http://www.cathedralsaintpaul.org/

Photo taken by Teresa Boardman

It's a beautiful place, and if you are ever in Minnesota - be sure to check it out. Here are a few snapshots I took to show you. Of course the pictures on their website are much clearer, vivid colors. The website has a 360 Degree Spherical Panorama you gotta peek at!

100_3812Looking up you see the dome interior with the names of the levels of angels/heaven.

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Left and Right are beautiful stained glass windows, paintings and intricately detailed architecture. The columns and choir loft also have a spectacular way of showing their grandeur.

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And finally, the best part - the High Altar!

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Here's Jonathan hanging on to Grandma as tight as can be, as that is all he wanted. And my kids who behaved rather well… lots to look at!

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Followed by a good time at the pizza party celebration!

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It's all just down the street from the Governor's mansion, the Capital Building (a mile away) and a few blocks from where I used to live when at the College of Visual Arts. A lovely place to visit or live. Here's a wonderful picture I found of my apt building there.

1 comment:

  1. Love these pics of the cathedral! My husband and I lived in South St. Paul when we were first married, and I remember taking walks in that area, admiring the architecture and landscaping from the outside... long before we dreamed we would someday be Catholic! :-) Now I want to go back and see the inside!

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