Providing Measurable Solutions

Mailing List

Reach Decision Makers within the Catholic Community

Official Catholic Directory Products and Services Guide



See all Special Features




Click for the BBB Business Review of this Publishers - Book in new Providence NJ
Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville, Tennessee

Photo courtesy of the Cathedral of the Incarnation

Spotlight On...
Cathedral of the Incarnation,
Nashville, TN

The Cathedral of the Incarnation is the second parish in the Diocese of Nashville. Construction of the cathedral began in 1910, lasted four and a half years and was formally dedicated on July 26, 1914.

The cathedral resembles a typical Roman basilica: rectangular in shape serving as a court of law during the Roman Empire. The exterior is comprised of yellow glazed brick and a red tile roof which was modeled after the church of San Martino ai Monti in Rome. The tower, rising 100 feet above the Cathedral, is a replica of St. Damase in Rome.

The cathedral interior is decorated in 13th-century Italian Renaissance style. Just two of the many beautiful features are the ceiling and clerestory windows. The ceiling is made of an ornamental plaster called rigalico. Upon the plaster, symbols associated with the death of Jesus are placed in the north end of the nave, while His birth is represented near the sanctuary on the south end. The clerestory windows were designed to provide light and to focus one's attention on the sanctuary. They include blue-flashed glass hand blown in France, antique lead crystal glass, a clear glass that forms a checkerboard effect, prisms and floral patterns made from glass paint. On sunny days, the prisms cast rainbows throughout the Cathedral.

To learn more about the architecture and history of the Cathedral of the Incarnation and the Diocese of Nashville, please visit their websites at www.nashvillecathedral.com/ or www.dioceseofnashville.com/.

To see previous Church Spotlights, click here.


Most Rev. David Raymond Choby

Photo courtesy of the
Diocese of Nashville

Most Rev. David Raymond Choby
Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville, TN
See full biography

View previous hierarchy spotlights.

Nashville coat of arms

Catholic News
 
News and views from Catholic News Service and its client publications
  • Using social media, family of slain journalist asks public not to watch beheading video
    His family has taken to social media, using Facebook and Twitter to express their sorrow, accept his death, ask for privacy and ask others to refrain from sharing or watching the graphic images of their loved one?s beheading. ?We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the [']
  • More from Pope Francis' inflight news conference
    UPDATE: Watch the pope's discussion on how to stop militant aggression against religious minorities in Iraq in this CNS video: http://youtu.be/TJtWLSa2sGs VATICAN CITY ' For those who want even more than what our story yesterday contained, here are a few additional outtakes from Pope Francis? inflight news conference yesterday: ' On China and being the first [']
  • Setting a record for sacred #selfies
    http://youtu.be/55N1_Xak5ts Past popes have set a variety of records, but Pope Francis seems sure to be setting the record for papal selfies. Even aboard the papal flight to Seoul, South Korea, in mid-August, Pope Francis posed for selfies with some of the Vatican press corps. To be fair, the technology for selfies was not as [']
  • At stadium Mass, pope tells Koreans to resist materialism
    SEOUL, South Korea ' Celebrating the feast of the Assumption of Mary in South Korea, Pope Francis prayed that Christian values would overcome demoralization in economically successful societies. ?The hope held out by the Gospel is the antidote to the spirit of despair that seems to grow like cancer in societies which are outwardly affluent [']
  • 60 years of praying the Angelus with the popes
    VATICAN CITY ' Every Sunday and on many holy days, tens of thousands of people gather in St. Peter?s Square to recite the Angelus prayer with the pope. And they have done so for 60 years. It is such a fixture of life at the Vatican and in Rome that tours to the Vatican include [']
 




Papal Visit to
The Holy Land
Archive & Reflections
Pope Benedict's 82nd birthday

Ex Libris
A look at books and other media about our church, our faith, and our people.

Meeting St. Paul

Meeting Saint Paul
with the Pope:
Wednesday Audiences During the Pauline Jubilee Year

By Pope Benedict XVI


A series of twenty-one reflections of Pope Benedict XVI on one of the most influential persons in the history of Christianity, Saint Paul.


Copyright 2009 Paulist Press