Thursday, May 3, 2007

Happy Centennial to You, Dear Cathedral, Happy Centennial to Yooooooooouuuuuuu!

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The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Archdiocese of St Paul - Minneapolis is chronicling the centennial celebration of the construction of the Cathedral in St Paul in the year 1907. See the following articles with even more to follow:


"A statement in stone'

Impossible, some said. Too grandiose. Too costly - especially for poor immigrant families struggling to start a new life in a new land.

But St. Paul's first archbishop, John Ireland (1838-1918), had a vision of a shining church upon a hill. Naysayers aside, the powerful prelate would allow nothing to obstruct that vision from materializing.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Archbishop Ireland sought cultural, racial diversity for Cathedra


Fireworks to cap first day of centennial celebration













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