Tuesday, August 27, 2019

New Decorations for Covington Cathedral

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky, has recently completed the installation of three new carpets for the main sanctuary and Blessed Sacrament Chapel, designed by Gardiner Hall Associates, Inc., of Rockville, Maryland. The “Ave” pattern woven into the red background was designed by Indiana-based artist Daniel Mitsui, whose work we have featured on several occasions here on NLM. The new carpets complement the jewel-box interior of the cathedral, which was modeled after some of the great Gothic churches of France such as St Denis and Notre-Dame de Paris. Begun in 1894 and completed in 1915 under Covington’s third bishop, Camillus Maes, the cathedral houses numerous artistic treasures, including a triptych mural by the renowned American portrait painter Frank Duveneck, as well as one of the world’s largest church stained glass windows. It was raised to the rank of minor basilica in 1953 and greets close to one million visitors each year for tours, liturgies, and private prayer. Our thanks to Jordan Hainsey for sharing this information and these photographs with us.

The main altar
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel
The predella of sanctuary

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