The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul Minnesota is one of the grandest buildings in all the Midwest. The church sets on a hill directly across from the state capitol building and is often mistaken by visitors. “How could a building so stately not be the capitol building?” they ask. The mistake is indeed forgivable.
I have been to the Twin Cities several times but this was the first time I ever had the pleasure of seeing inside this gem, I almost didn’t want to as I was afraid there was no way the outside splendor could match up. I was pleasantly wrong.
There were many small alcoves where there would be a small altar to the many saints.
There are often times when words fail me, but this is one of those rare times that pictures fail me as well. This is a very special place and if I lived in the area I would visit often. I’m not even Catholic ( I was raised Baptist). But the spiritual peace of this place was palpable.
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Beautiful building! You’re right, it does look like something you would see in Europe.
It certainly does. I was surprised to find out the church was built in the 1940’s it seemed so much older.