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Gazing Amazed at Mosaics in the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica

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Posted On 06/06/2021 09:15:43

Missouri | St. Louis | Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | Mosaic | Churches | Cathedrals | Basilicas | Amazing Artwork

Gazing Amazed at Mosaics in the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica


The groundbreaking of today's Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis was in 1907 and the building's cornerstone was laid in 1908. Although the first mass was celebrated in 1914, completing the amazing murals inside would take a total of 80 years! In 1997, Pope John Paul II designated the cathedral as a Cathedral Basilica.

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Have you explored any cathedrals in the United States?

On many occasions, my mother shared advice that she got from her Norwegian father. "Explore the United States first, then go overseas. There are so many amazing places in your home country that many people never take the time to see."

During our years of traveling around the world, we have been lucky enough to visit numerous famous cathedrals. For obvious reasons, we've stayed closer to home during our 2020 and 2021 travels. Just last month we walked into the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis as the first tour in over a year was beginning. The interior is adorned with amazing mosaics and I can't stop talking about how beautiful it is. It actually rivals any cathedral we've seen anywhere in the world!

Fun fact: Two of the chapels inside the cathedral were created by New York's famous Tiffany and Company!

In your opinion, what's the most beautiful cathedral in the United States?

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