San Francisco, Calif., May 25, 2021 / 12:01 pm
Marking the 50th anniversary of the blessing of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone led a tour of the church for students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Monday.
"Shortly after the new Cathedral was built, Dorothy Day reminded us all that there is a hunger for beauty as well as for bread, and that the beauty of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption is as accessible to the homeless in the Tenderloin as it is to the mayor of San Francisco," Archbishop Cordileone said ahead of the May 24 event.
"This great Cathedral in the heart of this great city is a treasure for all and a witness to God's grace. I'm very happy to be sharing it with students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, another San Francisco treasure."
More than 35 students attended the tour, which was arranged by the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship.