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