|Ladies from the Daughters of Saint Francis de Sales in front of his statue|
Last week you saw photos from the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. This week we continue our tour by seeing some of the statues of saints that overlook the sanctuary.
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 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.|