Providing Measurable Solutions

Mailing List

Reach Decision Makers within the Catholic Community

Official Catholic Directory Products and Services Guide



See all Special Features




Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville, Tennessee

Photo courtesy of the Cathedral of the Incarnation

Spotlight On...
Cathedral of the Incarnation,
Nashville, TN

The Cathedral of the Incarnation is the second parish in the Diocese of Nashville. Construction of the cathedral began in 1910, lasted four and a half years and was formally dedicated on July 26, 1914.

The cathedral resembles a typical Roman basilica: rectangular in shape serving as a court of law during the Roman Empire. The exterior is comprised of yellow glazed brick and a red tile roof which was modeled after the church of San Martino ai Monti in Rome. The tower, rising 100 feet above the Cathedral, is a replica of St. Damase in Rome.

The cathedral interior is decorated in 13th-century Italian Renaissance style. Just two of the many beautiful features are the ceiling and clerestory windows. The ceiling is made of an ornamental plaster called rigalico. Upon the plaster, symbols associated with the death of Jesus are placed in the north end of the nave, while His birth is represented near the sanctuary on the south end. The clerestory windows were designed to provide light and to focus one's attention on the sanctuary. They include blue-flashed glass hand blown in France, antique lead crystal glass, a clear glass that forms a checkerboard effect, prisms and floral patterns made from glass paint. On sunny days, the prisms cast rainbows throughout the Cathedral.

To learn more about the architecture and history of the Cathedral of the Incarnation and the Diocese of Nashville, please visit their websites at www.nashvillecathedral.com/ or www.dioceseofnashville.com/.

To see previous Church Spotlights, click here.


Most Rev. David Raymond Choby

Photo courtesy of the
Diocese of Nashville

Most Rev. David Raymond Choby
Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville, TN
See full biography

View previous hierarchy spotlights.

Nashville coat of arms

Catholic News
 
News and views from Catholic News Service and its client publications
  • CCHD honors interfaith group for efforts to improve workers' lives
    Iolanda Silva de Miranda believes the Gospel calls people to act when injustice is present. Massachusetts Communities Action Network, a congregation-based community organization, came to her parish, St. Edith Stein in Brockton, to talk about the need to raise the state's minimum wage, Silva de Miranda knew she had to step up. After hearing how some [']
  • Word to Life ? Sunday Scripture readings Feb. 7, 2016
      Feb. 7, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time      Cycle C. Readings:       1) Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8       Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8       2) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 11       Gospel: Luke 5:1-11   By Jean Denton Catholic News Service In today's Gospel, Jesus calls his first disciples to follow him and [']
  • Telling the story of Catholic home missions in the U.S.
    By Tyler Orsburn WASHINGTON  ' Today Catholic News Service launched its Catholic Home Missions Project, a project inspired by the canonization of St. Junipero Serra back in September. More than 20,000 people attended the Sept. 23, 2015, canonization Mass celebrated by Pope Francis for the Spanish Franciscan at the Basilica of National Shrine of the [']
  • First Communion in Cebu: 'Jesus with me'
    By Simone Orendain CEBU, Philippines ' Row after row of fidgety children, mostly flanked by their parents, filled the track infield of the Cebu Sports Complex. A few children were eating snacks, some were walking quickly with their parents, perhaps to find the nearest bathroom. Others sang hymns, and many chattered away. The children?s first [']
  • Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, a Public Peace Prize laureate
    Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace organization, has been named a Public Peace Prize laureate. The Washington resident learned of the honor last week from the Quebec-based organization sponsoring the honor. 'For me the most delightful part of it is that it acknowledges the fact that there are so many peacemakers [']
 




Papal Visit to
The Holy Land
Archive & Reflections
Pope Benedict's 82nd birthday

Ex Libris
A look at books and other media about our church, our faith, and our people.

Meeting St. Paul

Meeting Saint Paul
with the Pope:
Wednesday Audiences During the Pauline Jubilee Year

By Pope Benedict XVI


A series of twenty-one reflections of Pope Benedict XVI on one of the most influential persons in the history of Christianity, Saint Paul.


Copyright 2009 Paulist Press