You have to tilt your head alllll the way back to reach the top of this Gothic marvel. St. Patrick’s Cathedral opened over 130 years ago in 1879 and it is truly a work of art.
Follow me to have a look inside this time capsule so carefully juxtaposed with the hustle and bustle of New York City streets.
First of all, let’s talk about the stained glass. Mercy me… The stained glass in this church is what dreams are made of. I’m quite certain you could walk around this church for hours and not see every intricate detail that went into the design. While I was taking photos I tried to imagine what it would be like to hear the music of this colossal pipe organ. I’m sure it would chill me to the bone.
I wanted to be reverent and respectful, especially since I am Protestant and not Catholic.
I walked solemnly around the cathedral trying to soak it all in.
I lit 3 candles while inside the church.
One for Grandma Eileen.
One for my father.
One for my family at the altar of St. Jude.
St. Jude is the Patron Saint of Lost Causes. I felt that it was both slightly witty and entirely appropriate.
On my way out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral I took one last look at the magnificence.
Until next time,