Omaha, Nebraska: Cathedral of Saint Cecilia
About the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia:
Probably the most notable of the Churches in Omaha is the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia. The building was built in the Spanish Renaissance style. The marble is unique in the state, made of white Carrara marble from Pietrasanta, Italy. The pulpit is also magnificent, being made from hand-carved mahogany.
Construction began in 1905, and was not fully completed until 1959. However, the church was put to into service earlier than expected, when the wooden church that was being used was was split in half during a wind storm storm on November 22, the eve of Saint Cecilia’s Feast Day. As a result the new building was put into use before it was actually ready.
Our Lady of Nebraska Chapel has stained-glass windows from a 16th-century cathedral in Pamplona, Spain.
Also located here, behind the Cathedral, is a museum with great exhibits and information about the Cathedral and its history. If you visit the Cathedral be sure to stop by the Museum as well. Admission is free.
Traveling to Saint Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha:
Address: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N 40th Street, Omaha NE 68131
GPS coordinates: 41° 15′ 59.4504” N, 95° 58′ 19.5816” W
Click here for the official website of Saint Cecila’s Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska.
Photos courtesy Cathedral of Saint Cecilia