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Published: Saturday, Aug. 8 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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SZD

It is beautiful building! As a young woman, I lived on B Street and would walk past the Cathedral twice a day, to work on South Temple. On occasion I would go inside and look around.

Several decades later it was a great honor for my husband and me to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for an overflow congregation in the renovated Cathedral. There was such a glorious air of concord, unity and brotherhood!

Best wishes for another 100 years!

Awe

While in college, myself and a group of students studying various religions decided to visit some of the other places of worship in SLC. Needless to say, the Cathedral was on top of our list. As we looked at the beautiful stained glass and the marvelous architecture, we couldn't help but be astounded by its beauty. I was moved by the experience as I learned more of the history of the Cathedral and the great sacrifices made to see it become the beautiful structure it is.

The Cathedral of the Madeleine is one of our state's treasures. I look forward to seeing it continue for another 100 years as a landmark to any and all who enter its walls.

Doodles

My grandmother lived across the street from the cathedral when I was growing up, It was wonderful to look up at those spires every week from the sidewalk and look into the upper windows from Grandma's living room. I have always loved this building.

I have visited mass in the cathedral several times and found it a profoundly reverent and thoughtful experience. I have also taken my children to mass so they too could enjoy the thoughtful reverence in this beautiful church. It is a wonderful part of Salt Lake City.

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