Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
An entire generation of Cathedral parishioners remembers nothing but the red carpet that lined the aisles of our church.
Today, carpetlayers are removing the aged carpet from the floor, chipping the glue away, and sweeping the subfloor for the first time in decades. Massgoers should see new carpet this weekend.
The Cathedral's original 1914 floor was polished hard wood. It was covered with linoleum around the time of the 1948 renovation.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Of all the projects make up the Renovation of the Cathedral, the stencils behind the high altars are often the most praised. They incorporate ancient Christian symbols with timeless floral designs. The initials are Chi-Rho (Greek: Christus the name of our Lord), A.M. (Latin: Ave Maria or Hail Mary) and J (many languages: Joseph). These stencils unify the bright red, blue and purple walls.
Monsignor Gier was enthusiastic to bring back the stencil artist, Tim Linenberger. He will use a series of scaffolding to apply a frieze pattern - a four-color stencil in a vine pattern adapted from the base of our stained glass windows in the nave.