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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  • I love the Cathedral so much. It is a wonderful spiritually enriching place to worship. So beautiful. Tonight I attended the monthly Holy Hour, for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a special place to spend quality time with the Lord. Father Tony is wonderful and has memorable homilies. The music headed by Daniel Sanez is amazing and only adds to the overall experience.
  • There was once a time when the front doors of the Cathedral were always open to the public for meditation & prayer. Times have changed and now have restricted hours. But if you have the chance to go in and behold the grandeur and awesome scale of the cathedral space and ceilings it is a sight that must be seen.

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