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"



Pulpit



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



Narthex

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



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