Thursday, December 15, 2005

Photos of the Interior of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Here are some photos of the interior of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Please click on any photo for a larger version.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - nave
The nave of the Cathedral. The church exterior is in the sturdy Romanesque style, while interior is lined with mosaics and is in the Byzantine style. Eastern Christians call the gold background of the mosaics "the light". While this church proclaims the glory of God, we must also serve each other. "Please help the poor."


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - All Saints Chapel
All Saints Chapel.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Window in All Saints Chapel
Window in All Saints Chapel.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - pulpit
The pulpit.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Sanctuary dome
The Sanctuary dome. It contains mosaics of the Apostles.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - south rose window
The south rose window.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Mosaics on the ceiling of Our Lady's Chapel
Mosaics on the ceiling of Our Lady's Chapel.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - ambulatory
East ambulatory. The red ceiling continues into the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, and signifies Christ's blood.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Walkway around the perimeter of the east transept
Walkway around the perimeter of the east transept.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - baptismal font
The baptismal font, located in the east transept.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Station of the Cross
A Station of the Cross. Jesus falls the third time. The Stations are located high up in the transepts.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - confessional
A confessional in the east transept.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - west transept
The west transept. The mosaics in the transepts were the last to be completed, these done in 1988.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Mosaic of an angel
Mosaic of an angel in the west transept.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - column capital
A detail of a column capital.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - tombs of the bishops
Under the church are the tombs of the bishops of Saint Louis.


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - front door of the Cathedral
The center front door of the Cathedral.

For more photos of the cathedral, see my article Photos of Some Side-Chapels of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

3 comments:

  1. If memory serves, I was there in the early 1980s for the wedding of my brother and sister-in-law! What a beautiful cathedral!

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  2. hi! I'm a St. Louis Catholic, member of the Cathedral parish. These pictures are beautiful!

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  3. Excellent photos! The Cathedral is so beautiful and inspiring. Good job!

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