The Story of America’s Parish Church: St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop located on Fifth Avenue in heart of New York City. Built by contributions large and small, it remains emblematic of the ascendance of religious freedom in the New World. As such, this international landmark is a beacon of hope for those who share the Catholic faith and a source of inspiration to the more than five million visitors of every religious denomination welcomed here each year.
Take a tour around this world-renowned Catholic Cathedral in midtown Manhattan. The over 150-year history of this beautiful gothic structure is filled with stories of the rich and famous as well as the average New Yorker and visitor from around the world. Still a vibrant parish community the Cathedral serves countless worshippers each year. Learn about the place, people, faith, tradition and structure of this New York treasure. You may just be inspired to become a cathedral builder yourself.
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