Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

Our stop on Friday was to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis, MO. My pictures do not even compare to the magnificent beauty of the Cathedral. Here is a link to the Cathedral Basilica's website.

(fuzzy) Interior

High Altar with baldachin and dome surrounded by the apostles

Main dome showing heavenly visions (our tour guide said a 14 story building can fit under this dome!)

Pentecost mosaic in the western transept

Back of the Cathedral Basilica with colorful rose window

Our Lady's Chapel

The Visitation Mosaic

Altar in Our Lady's chapel

Red rose window hidden behind the altar

St. Louis

Cathedral Organ

Bishop's "Cathedra"


Detail on the pulpit with the four evangelists

Exact copy of Michelangelo's Pieta, except in bronze

St. Vincent de Paul

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Blessed Sacrament Altar

Laying on of hands mosaic

The Tabernacle, the place where the King of the Universe resides

Sanctuary Lamp

St. Anne

All Souls Chapel

Altar, with the burial spot of Cardinal Glennon.

St. Therese of Lisieux

All Saints Chapel


More (and far better) pictures can be found here from the blog Rome of the West:

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