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January 2021 Newsletter

We are still reveling in the images and videos that continue to be shared with us from Cathedral Illuminated: The Manger.

People viewed our live stream from many places across the country, as well as from Europe, Asia, and Australia. And we feel the love and appreciation shared in the more than 1,000 comments posted on our social media channels. We heard from a few of you about the traffic congestion and wait times. We learned a lot and next year, we hope the restrictions due to COVID-19 will have eased, and we can accommodate more live in-person viewing. In the meantime, enjoy the videos posted on our Facebook page

We learned many of our local CHF Facebook viewers came via a recommendation from Ramsey Country Sheriff Bob Fletcher who shared rave reviews on his “Live on Patrol” YouTube channel. Thank you, Sheriff Fletcher!

Luxmuralis liason, Elisabeth Holod, shared how she came to bring the light and sound show across the pond to Saint Paul, with the Catholic Spirit and Catholic News Agency. Read more…

Photo credit: Pioneer Press

Become one of next year’s sponsors

Stay tuned for details on a return of Luxmuralis’ Cathedral Illuminated already in the planning stages for December 2021. If you are interested in stepping up as a sponsor, or volunteering, we would love to hear from you. Email our marketing & planning team at [email protected]

Thank you!!

We thanked our wonderful sponsors in last month’s email. Now we would like to extend a huge embrace and heartfelt thanks to our volunteers who stepped up at the last minute to help with traffic management on Friday and Saturday after our overwhelming response. CHF Board Members: Scott Billeadeau, Dr. David Dries, Barbara Dries, Dr. John Dowdle, and Mary Schaffner.

CHF Board Members: Scott Billeadeau, Dr. David Dries, Barbara Dries, Dr.
John Dowdle, and Mary Schaffner

PLUS: Maddy Breton, Marilyn Burnett, Anne Dowdle, Daniel Holod, Connor McGrath, Dan McGrath, Paul Putzier, Veronica Putzier, Mary McGreevy, Liam Will, Jennifer Will, and Jerry Will.

Barbara Dries and Dr. David Dries
Elisabeth Johnson Holod and son, Daniel Holod
Mary McGreevy, Liam Will, Maddy Breton and Carolyn Will

Coloring book to benefit restoration fund

We are delighted to share news of the very first Cathedral of Saint Paul Coloring Book. The designs inside the book feature monumental works in stained glass and sculpture, as well as a selection of priceless mosaics. Today’s artists (of any age) can add their own spin on work produced by some of the greatest American artisans of their time.

Co-collaborators, InSehnDesigns, and Lori Nicosia, Cathedral Tour Coordinator, designed the book to be part souvenir, part art activity and storybook. It includes 22 illustrations, each accompanied by historical notes. The book also features an architectural drawing, a detailed floor plan, and a selection of colored photos. We have a limited number and we anticipate these selling out quickly once the Cathedral re-opens for tours and larger liturgical events. Place your order for friends and family now. All proceeds benefit the Cathedral’s ongoing restoration and maintenance.

You may purchase the book online for $14 plus $3 for shipping and handling from the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s online gift store. [LINK TO STORE]

Thanks to everyone who shared photos with us ofCathedral Illuminated, including Steven Fines Aerial Photographer and Greg Lunden. Keep’em coming!

As always, we welcome your donations.[LINK] The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a historic landmark that is continually being improved and enhanced. The Cathedral Heritage Foundation is an independent volunteer 501(c)3 community organization whose mission is preserving the Cathedral as a historic monument and a community treasure and supporting it as a venue for the arts and education. Please share this newsletter with others who may be interested in supporting our foundation. To add an email to our list, contact

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Thank you for your support!