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1 posted on 01/12/2013 2:31:14 PM PST by NYer
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According to one poster ... "This saint was once resting above the altar at the L.A. cathedral, St. Vibiana's. This once magnificent cathedral was sold to a private party and is now used as an event center that hosts, fashion shows, parties, and weddings. Some of these events are downright disgusting. All the while, the altar, confessionals, and many other catholic representations remain intact. The sad thing is - the old cathedral in its private secular remodel looks better than the new "real" cathedral for the archdiocese."

BRACE YOURSELVES!

Click this link to see more images of how the cathedral is now being used for entertainment. Vibiana Gallery

2 posted on 01/12/2013 2:36:59 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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We were told that the old St. Vibiana’s could no longer be used because of earthquake damage and it was unsalvageable, IIRC. Apparently it’s not as unusable as we were told.

I really liked that Church, and attending an occasional weekday mass there with a mix of poor people and office workers and lawyers.

If I ever get around to going to the new cathedral, I will be happy to spend some time with Vibiana.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 3:36:29 PM PST by married21
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Thanks for the I&I posting. Interesting and intraspective particularly the views of now . The lack of foresight by the pointy hats sometimes is stupifying, they couldn’t clean out the place before closing the deal. I’ve never seen Istambuls ST Sophia so I’m not certain but from what I understand Kemal showed greater respect.


6 posted on 01/12/2013 4:35:28 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province let a professor rule it." Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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The new cathredral in LA looks lets just say like a huge “box store”.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 7:03:15 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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