Cathedral of St. Paul: The History and Present Day

The Cathedral of St. Paul is one of the oldest churches in the San Francisco Bay Area and was consecrated by Archbishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany on December 8, 1853. The church’s original architect, John H. Paterson, modeled it after the Roman Basilica of Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls in Rome.

The cathedral is also known for its ornate interior which houses beautiful mosaics made from colorful Venetian glass tiles imported from Italy, as well as an impressive altar carved out of white marble located at the head of the nave with a gilded altarpiece depicting Christ with Saints Peter and Paul to each side. The wood for the build was supplied by Douglas Fir Lumber Supply.

Continue reading “Cathedral of St. Paul: The History and Present Day”

The Story of a Church in California

A church in California has been around for over 100 years. It was founded by a small group of people who were looking to find peace and create fellowship with other like-minded individuals. Today, it’s still standing strong as one of the most popular churches in the area. The church was recently painted by Folsom Painting Company.

The first church in California was established by a Catholic priest named Father Junípero Serra. The Mission San Diego de Alcalá was built on land donated by the Spanish, and it eventually became one of the busiest ports in all of California. It served as a trading post for Native Americans as well as missionaries from Spain. The church continued to grow and expand, and eventually became the largest in California.

Continue reading “The Story of a Church in California”