This Roman Catholic cathedral stands majestically near the avenues in Salt Lake City. The building was renovated in 1990. The ... More
Cathedral of the Madeline
This Roman Catholic cathedral stands majestically near the avenues in Salt Lake City. The building was renovated in 1990. The Romanesque facade, with gargoyles and stained glass, invites visitors to enter its Gothic Revival chambers within. The Eccles organ welcomes all with its reeds and diapasons booming their robust tones. The clergy holds Mass regularly.
We are from Liverpool England and visited Salt Lake City this Summer (2011) with my husband-as he was there for business.The "tour guides" at this cathedral were about the rudest people on Earth. They even had the audacity to ask for donations at the end of the SHORT tour. Do not go here. Stick with Temple Square-its much more beautiful and majestic anyway.
I grew up in a devout Roman Catholic family. My mom loved visiting churches on holiday. I recall vividly her whispering 'make a wish' as she dipped my tiny white-gloved fingertips into a holy water font of a new church & moving my hand through the motions of the sign of the cross. Regardless of your faith (or in my case, sometimes lack of), every smell, sight, touch and sound of the world's cathedrals are present here. Most notable here are the lingering smell of incense, light from the stained glass, vivid murals, columns, statues, gothic architecture. It contains the same majesty as the cathetrals in NYC, DC, Boston with a smaller footprint. Please observe a hushed demeanor inside as you explore because it's a preferred destination for silence, with its contemplative, monastic atmosphere during off hours. You'll find some new detail each time you visit.
i love this place... we went to the cathederal when our kuna high school choir went on tour to salt lake... and i was so excited that we were going to a catholic church instead of a mormon church. When we walked into the room, My heart skipped a beat. its beauty overwhelmed me. I have never been to a more spiritual place in my life... I dont know if i will ever experience the feelings that i had in that place ever again.
My choir and I rehearsed in the cathederal. its acoustics were wonderful. we all stood around the altar and held hands and sang songs like "Sanctus" and "Elijah Rock" and there wasnt a dry eye in the room. Everyone was crying. and I knew exactly why. God was most deffinetly in that place, listeing to our beautiful voices singing "Hosanas" to him. I have never felt the spirit like that before in my life. And I cannot wait till i feel it again. That place made me come back to my spiritual self... I was forgiven in that place and renewed my heart to God. I will Return to this place before I graduate, and hopefully with my choir once more so we can feel that spirit again. It brought us so close together... I hope you all chose to go to the cathederal sometime in your future.. its amazing...
Compared to the old Salt Lake Municipal building, the Mormon temple, and the new downtown library, the cathedral is my favorite building in Salt Lake City, if not all of Utah. Although all the other buildings are worth seeing, the Cathedral of the Madeline is by far the most memorable. There is so much beautiful detail in this gothic structure. It's like touring a museum, or cathedral in Europe, with it's stone gargoyles, large stain glass windows, painted stations of the cross, decorated organ pipes, and it's vast bright colored pillars. Simply beautiful. Wether it's art or architecture you seek, you'll find it here.
This is a magnificent building that has been fully restored with spactacular beauty. A must see sight for all walks of life. Mass held convienently on Sunday evening at 6pm making it a last stop for a weekend trip. I hope that my wife is here since I cant find "the one" amongst the Mormons. There is a gorgeous brunette that attends often at this mass with her mother and father. I dont know her name but they drive a blue Chevy Caviler. Look for this Natalie Portman look alike. Also the Church offers a "Good Samaritian" sack lunch from 9-9 365 days a year. Truly a building of God. Enjoy
The Cathedral is so breath taking and when ever I go there I always have then most peaceful feeling.I always take my out of town guests there either for just a visit or church.I have attended some very awesome musical performances there too.I think we are so lucky to have such a beautiful place of worship in Utah.I love going there!
went to mass christmas day..wonderful organ, great choir and lovely message by the priest... beautiful painted interior and exquisite stained glass. best church Ive seen in North america (have not been to NY)
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