Angela Hill of the Oakland Tribune writes on the newest Catholic cathedral, dedication tomorrow. Are the douglas fir and crafted metal enough to convince the reform2 doubters? Probably not. There’s a video presentation on the Trib site linked, but it wasn’t working for me as of early this morning.
Frequent commentator Jimmy Mac also sent me a feature on Brother William Woeger, liturgical design consultant for the project. Catch the link following to view his triptych, and at the bottom, the description from The Catholic Voice.
Brother William is all over major churches in Iowa and other places in the midwest. He’s a knowledgeable consultant, and a fine artist himself.
This triptych, designed and painted by Christian Brother William Woeger in early Renaissance style, stands in the cathedral’s All Saints chapel. The left panel depicts St. Francis de Sales holding Oakland’s first cathedral, which was irreparably damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. In the center panel, Mary is being crowned by her son Jesus, a visual reference to the Oakland Diocese’s primary patroness, Our Lady, Queen of the World. The right panel shows St. Joseph holding Mission San Jose in Fremont, the 14th of California’s coastal missions.