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).


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.

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.



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.


And finally, the best part - the High Altar!


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!


Followed by a good time at the pizza party celebration!

100_3831100_3832100_3834 I'm behind the camera as usual.

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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