Saturday, May 27, 2006

Sanctuary O' the Day - Our Lady of Lourdes, Mpls

Our Lady of Lourdes, "Old St Anthony", Minneapolis

Near this spot in 1680, Father Louis Hennepin named
the Falls of St. Anthony. Our Lady of Lourdes Church is the oldest continuously used church in the city of Minneapolis. It was designated a U.S. historic landmark in 1934 and is the first parish in the United States named in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes.


Anonymous said...

Is it just me or was the sanctuary remodeled? I was last in Our Lady of Lourdes in the early-90s and I swear the pews all faced the tabernacle (now on the back wall) and the altar was not in the center (as it seems to be now)

Unknown said...

I've only been in it twice. Both times it was crowded (7:30 on Sunday night is one of those "last resort Masses").

I recall a small section of pews to the left of the altar as shown here, maybe the choir on the right and then pews in front. I don't know how old that picture is. I just grabbed it off of their web page.