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  • Blessed Are the Nobodies (LA Cathedral Tomb of St. Vibiana)

    01/12/2013 2:31:09 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    i-italy.org ^ | January 11, 2013
    Saint Vibiana Whenever I visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angeles I head straight downstairs to the mausoleum to take a peek at my friend’s crypt.  He’s still very much alive but has his place already for when his time is up.  His name is Mike Dugan and I never get tired of reading the inscription below his name, “Mike tried!”  I find his healthy attitude and sense of humor toward death very comforting.  On a recent visit I felt the urge to check out an area I’ve never been before.  I felt drawn to what appeared to...
  • Developer restores former L.A. cathedral, converts it into event hall

    09/06/2007 11:09:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 684+ views
    CNA ^ | September 5, 2007
    Los Angeles, Sep 5, 2007 / 10:11 am (CNA).- Thanks to local preservationists and an astute developer, the former cathedral of Los Angeles was returned to its previous structural glory last week. The former St. Vibiana Cathedral, now simply named Vibiana and converted into a concert and events hall, got its 3,500-pound cupola back Aug. 30, reported the L.A. Times. The moment ended an 11-year campaign to save the downtown landmark. The historic cathedral was marked for demolition after it suffered structural damage in a 1994 earthquake. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles decided that repairs would cost more than the...