I love looking at older churches. I grew up with a gothic one, and try to see any in my travels that I can.
Beautiful scenes everywere you look! Ceilings, walls, and the marble floors are nothing to overlook.
The baptismal font is huge and HEATED!!! I expected it to be cold, and tentatively, and look to see if I had touched the water. Nice! Since marble churches are usually cool, the added touch kept me feeling warm throughout the tour.
I took my protestant husband with me. He, too, was impressed. The murals are incredible. We stopped at every statue and looked up. It appears as if each apostle looked down on us.
the alter itself was in the middle of the room. Behind where the altar usually stands was a 'grotto' of sorts. It had a kneeler with the tabernacle.
I am having a tough time coming up with the words to how warm, inviting, and serene this cathedral make me.
The bookstore is right next door, and it appeared as if Catholic Social Services were there, too. Many 'down on their luck' appearing people were waiting in line to speak to someone in a window.