Cathedral of Saint Paul

CathedralExteriorIn honor of Holy Week, this week’s Minnesota Mondays feature is about the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Perched high on the hill overlooking our capitol city, the beautiful structure was completed in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historical Buildings in 1974.

Situated at the corner of Summit and Selby Avenues, the Cathedral offers gorgeous views of the city from its steps. But perhaps the most breathtaking feature of the structure is the interior. There’s an Ernest Skinner organ in the sanctuary and a Aeolian-Skinner organ in the choir loft, plus ethereal stained glass work by Charles Connick. The sanctuary is surrounded by the Shrine of Nations, while the altar features seven bronze grilles demonstrating God’s grace.

Glorious from every angle, the Cathedral of Saint Paul is worth a visit. If you’re timing is right, you’ll hear the bells ring!

Do you have any special Cathedral memories?

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