Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Msgr. Francis J. Weber
Item Number: ola14345
|About 'CATHEDRAL of Our Lady of the Angels:
Today, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angles joins the storied ranks of the early missions, the first permanent structures built across the California landscape. It sinks in its foundations in the very heart of the City of Los Angeles, astride today's "El Camino Real"- today's less colorful named Hollywood Freeway- where it will stand and soar for many centuries as a sign of God's enduring presence in our lives and community.
Millions of people travel the 101 Freeway each year. I expect that many will have their lives brushed by God - some profoundly changed- as they glance at the great cross on the east side, or the grand campanile on the west side. The road, which leads to this spot, becomes a different kind of "Camino Real", closer to the rout the friars first imagined, a road to Christ our King. Many motorist may exit the freeway allured by this towering icon of God's dwelling with us. Within every human heart stirs some, often unnamed, thirst for its creator. No substitute can ever quench that deep-seated thirst. In the shadow of his outpost cathedral, the Bishop of Hippo, St. Augustine, wrote: " You have made us for yourself, Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you."—excerpted from CATHEDRAL, inner book jacket.
Msgr. Francis Weber, long awaited 'CATHEDRAL' book, not lonly provides readers with the inside view of the birth of the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels; but also provides readers with a unique historical insight to the history of the Archdiocese and the City of Los Angeles. Msgr. Webber, the official Archivist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles enriches the readers experience with great historical facts and photos. The book also contains a message by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. (scroll to bottom for book details)
Table of Contents:
- CH 1: Historical Background
- CH 2: Restoration - Removal - Relocation
- CH 3: Managerial Oversight
- CH 4: Financial Overview
- CH 5: Jury, Art and Architecture
- CH 6: Ground Blessing, Ground Breaking and Construction
- CH 7: Ancillary Spaces
- CH 8: Native Americans
- CH 9: Sanctuary Adornments
- CH 10: Ecclesial Furnishings
- CH 11: Instrumental Tonalogy
- CH 12: Other Accoutrements
- CH 13: Dedication - Prosint
Please note that all proceeds from the purchase of Msgr. Webber's Cathedral book are to benefit the Cathedral.
Dim: 6.30" x 9.5"
Published: May 2004
CATHEDRAL of Our Lady of the Angels
©2004 Archdiocese of Los Angeles, All rights reserved
Published by: Saint Francis Historical Society and the Archdiocese of L.A. Archival Center