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Restoring Faith – Blessed Sacrament Cathedral

-An Engineer’s Perspective on Restoring the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament The stunning Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, known as the ‘Christchurch Basilica’ suffered considerable structural damage to the two towers flanking the entry portico, and to the main dome during recent earthquakes in Christchurch. However a plan to temporarily remove the main dome may […]

Mary pirouettes 180° during earthquake

During the February 22 Quake in Christchurch , a statue of the Virgin Mary in the South Tower of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral was turned 180° in the violent motion. On May 22 she was carried full circle in procession around the damaged Basilica.(cf Front Cover) She was accompanied by 200 people praying Rosaries, and […]