Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond

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The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond. The property is located along North Laurel Street at 823 Cathedral Place, facing Monroe Park one block north of Main Street. Construction of the cathedral was begun in 1903, financed by donations of Thomas Fortune Ryan and his wife; it was the only cathedral at that time known to be constructed by the exclusive patronage of a single family.

The cathedral was completed in 1905 and consecrated on Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1906. The cathedral is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart hosts the Catholic Campus Ministry for Virginia Commonwealth University.
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  • The rich history of this building leaves you in awe. The interior beauty and continued upgrades have kept this building releveant. 
    The rich history of this building leaves you in awe. The interior beauty and continued upgrades have kept this building releveant.  more »
  • On the National Register of Historic Places this 110 year old cathedral is the seat of the bishop of the Richmond Catholic Diocese, but also houses the campus ministry for the Virginia Commonwealth... 
    On the National Register of Historic Places this 110 year old cathedral is the seat of the bishop of the Richmond Catholic Diocese, but also houses the campus ministry for the Virginia Commonwealth...  more »
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  • A great church for worship. I often go during the day and pray but also take in the architectural finishes. It’s a beautiful solace.
  • Beautiful Catholic Cathedral for the Diocese of Richmond. Awesome architecture and religious art on the inside. Has weekday and weekend masses.

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