Cathedral Centennial

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
A fresco by Mark Balma in the Cathedral of St. Paul’s south transept depicts Archbishop John Ireland at the cathedral’s first Mass. Courtesy Mark Balma

A fresco by Mark Balma in the Cathedral of St. Paul’s south transept depicts Archbishop John Ireland at the cathedral’s first Mass. Courtesy Mark Balma

“There should be no one who, entering the cathedral, is not able to say . . . ‘it is mine.’”

– Archbishop John Ireland (1838-1918)

‘It is your home’

Rector: Preserving, celebrating cathedral honors its legacy

Ahead of Mass, unfair criticism, but real problems

Sound issue mars cathedral’s first days

First-person memory of the first Mass at the cathedral

“Was at the cathedral yesterday morning at quarter to six for six o’clock Mass. It looks fine, and when the sun came in through the Summit Avenue windows, it was grand. The archbishop read Mass and he looked ten years younger.”

— John McCormack, from a March 29, 1915, letter to his business partner John Clark (corrected punctuation and spelling)

Local historian says cathedral from ‘heroic age of architecture’

A look back in time

First cathedral carving, Bishop Cretin’s letter among archivist’s favorite finds

Masqueray’s masterpiece

From log cabin to national shrine

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