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A tour of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.


The Roman Catholic diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina had the smallest cathedral of any diocese in the United States with a seating capacity of 320. A decision was made to build a new cathedral to serve the needs of the diocese. Ground was broken in 2017, and the Cathedral was dedicated 2 1/2 years later. It can now seat 2000 people.
The weather didn't look promising, but the interior glowed.

 The organ is impressive. There are more than 3700 pipes ranging in size from 32 feet (speaking a frequency of 16 hertz) to ¾ of an inch long (producing frequencies of above  16,000 hertz). It was donated by a parishioner on 2 conditions: (1) that the name of the donor remain anonymous and (2) that the cost of the organ not be divulged.

The Cathedral was still decorated for Christmas at the time of our visit.



The Cathedral is one of only two churches in North Carolina with a dome, and it is beautiful.

Here is a photo taken at a prior visit. In it, you have a better view of the Carerra marble of the floor surrounding the altar.

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Cranberry Orange Babka


Before the stores sell out of cranberries, make this yummy bread. The recipe is from King Arthur Flour’s website, which is jam packed with tasty things to cook up in your kitchen!
 




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Merry Christmas!







But please... don't forget the reason for the season. 
Happy birthday, Jesus!
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Mum's the word at Longwood Gardens


I was amazed at the display of chrysanthemums at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Who knew you could make a huge globe full of mums? Who knew there was so much variety? And who thought up bonsai chrysanthemums, which completely fascinated me!









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