Skip to comments.Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh, NC
Posted on 09/08/2011 12:08:31 PM PDT by marshmallow
Many of our readers are already familiar with the work of McCrery Architects, and it was announced yesterday that they have been selected to do the design of a new cathedral for the diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina.
The diocese of Raleigh carries the following announcement about the project, as well as some additional media and resources. Here is an excerpt:
The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge announced Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the planned construction of a new Cathedral Campus for the Diocese of Raleigh. In making the official announcement, Bishop Burbidge said the proposed 2,000-seat Cathedral will be dedicated under the title, Holy Name of Jesus. The theme of the capital campaign is Our Cathedral: One Faith, One People." The estimated cost of the proposed Cathedral Campus is $75 to $90 million.
Calling it a monumental and historic moment in the life of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh and the state of North Carolina, Bishop Burbidge noted that the conceptual design includes the Cathedral, a two-story Gathering Hall and a three-story ground level and below-ground parking facility. To date, the planned project has received $10 million in pledges from a small group of donors in a short period of time.
The proposed Cathedral Campus will be located on a 39-acre tract of land adjacent to Western Boulevard and Centennial Parkway that has historical significance for the Catholic Church in North Carolina. The property is what remains of 400 acres purchased in 1897 by Father Thomas F. Price, the Tar Heel Apostle and first native North Carolinian to be ordained a Catholic priest. In 1899, Father Price established an orphanage on the site known as the Nazareth Community. The site currently houses the Catholic Center administration building and a smaller.......
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Wow, that is superb! It must be the first decent cathedral to be built in this country since Vatican II, unless I missed out on something.
marshmallow, that’s beautiful.
Holy Name of Jesus indeed!!!
I see that it’s cruciform-—and I would guess with the altar facing east. :-)
true, it IS beautiful, not a modern architecture type of Church.
We’re thinking alike, Cronos. A very great part of it’s appeal to me is the timelessness of the design. Not only the fact that it doesn’t have the appearance of the sixties/seventies refugees of bad design, but the way it has an elegant stateliness of many ages.. A wonderful gift to God, all good, and deserving of all our love.