Monday, November 28, 2005

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Cathedral Makeover

The Sacramental Cathedral was renovated ($25 million) and just re-opened. It is now the most beautiful church in Northern California outside of San Francisco.

It is much lighter in tone with many fine features in marble and lovely woods.

I don't know what the thing below is called, a kind of cage with pews for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, but it is completely new. The pews are all new but with no padding as usual for Catholic churches since you are not supposed to ever feel comfortable, but that going to Mass is a sort of penance service.

It was difficult to take these pictures since the light was low and uneven and the church had many people wandering around during the tour

The dome was restored when previously it was hidden in the early 1900's for some reason.

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