Rose French writes about religious and spiritual matters for the Star Tribune. Before arriving in the Twin Cities this fall, she covered religion for the Associated Press in Tennessee, where she wrote about the Southern Baptists, United Methodists, Gideons and other religious groups and issues.
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Did you know JFK once attended mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul? Ever wonder where he sat while visiting the historic landmark?
You can find that out and other little-known facts about the cathedral as part of its fifth annual Community and Family Day, happening this Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Here’s a sampling of what’s going on at the event, according to a released statement from the cathedral:
Actor and author Tom Hegg, (“A Cup of Christmas Tea,”) reads a biopic tale about former Twin Cities Archbishop John Ireland.
The public is invited into the sanctuary to watch demonstrations on the recently restored E.M. Skinner pipe organ.
History Hunt: How many cherubic angel faces can you find? Where did JFK sit when he attended mass at the Cathedral? Answer these and other questions and win prizes.
Stories of the works of art and sculptures in the church, related by costumed tour guides.