Cathedral of St. Helen

Helena Cathedral Stained Glass

Towering over the skyline of Helena is the Cathedral of St Helen.  When visiting our state capital for government business, don’t forget to take some time out to see this magnificent church.  The cathedral is majestic and beautiful.  Imagine that you have been transported to one of the glorious cathedrals of Europe.  

The stained glass windows constructed by the F.X. Zettler Firm of Bavaria may just be the cathedral’s crowning glory.  59 windows adorn the church and capture your attention.  Thirty seven of these windows tell the story from the fall of Adam and Eve to the modern day church.

Initially constructed between 1908 and 1924, the building has undergone several renovations.  In the 1930’s the south tower was almost completely destroyed by a series of earthquakes in the Helena area.  The cathedral also was damaged by the explosion caused by the railroad crash of 1989.

Today’s cathedral is a wonder to see.  To learn more consider scheduling a tour.  Regularly scheduled tours are given in the summer months, and by appointment the rest of the year.

Take a peek before you go with this virtual tour.

 

 

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