Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - X for Xavier

This is the St Francis Xavier Cathedral located in Wakefield Street near Victoria Square in the centre of Adelaide City. Building started in 1856 with the laying of the foundation and continued in three stages as money became available, with the final completion 140 years later; the cathedral was dedicated on the 11th July 1996.

This Catholic cathedral is named after St Francis Xavier, one of its patron saints. Its first bishop was Bishop Francis Murphy who arrived in Adelaide in 1844.

I will endeavour to follow up this post with some photos inside the cathedral. You can read more about the cathedral on its website.

To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions go to the ABC Wednesdays' Anthology or to see direct links to their own sites go here using Mr Linky.


babooshka said...

It's an astonishing looking cathedral. Again a lesson learned.

Valerie C said...

What a beautiful picture!

FĂȘĂȘ! said...

beautiful photos! loved

bitingmidge said...

Have a great new year!

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Anonymous said...

Good choice.
I am green over your beautiful cruiser.
Have a Good 2009 and happy sailing.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful building and photos.
Happy New Year.

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful cathedral! I have the feeling that Adelaid has more beautiful and British looking buildings than for instance Cairns, which is very modern and has a warmer, more tropical climate! Thanks for your visit and have a great 2009!

Ann said...

Hi Gordon,

Interestingly, There was a St Francis Xavier Church in Kanowit and St. Francis Xavier-the earliest primary school in Sarawak, founded in 1883. I went there as a kid when my uncle was teaching there.

The Brooke Government built a Fort there, Fort Emma and was supposed to be the last time the Ibans revolted against this White Rajah.

Donna said...

Nice shots Gordon! Happy New Year!!hughugs

D Herrod said...

What a beautiful church. I enjoy photographing churches.

andrew crvz said...

Wow! really nice cathedral, with so much years in the making. it looks very holy yet classy.

happiest new year!

Greetings from the philippines

Dragonstar said...

That's a beautiful building, and photographed on a beautiful day!

Happy New Year from the ABC team!

Bear Naked said...

I have an uncle whose name is Francis Xavier.
We have always called him Uncle FX.

Happy New Year.

Bear((( )))

Ackworth born said...

Francis Xavier is a saint who has always fascinated me.