The Traveling Catholic

The Traveling Catholic

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception: Springfield, IL

In 2011 we took a trip to Hannibal, MO to visit all of the Mark Twain stuff there.  From Hannibal we decided to drive to Springfield and visit Lincoln's grave and home.  We were in Springfield on a Saturday and were going to St. Louis the next day.  We had a busy day with lots of stuff planned in St. Louis so we decided to go to church on Saturday in Springfield. 

I was a little disappointed that we weren't going to go to mass at the Cathedral in St. Louis the next day.  We had planned to visit it, but mass just didn't fit well into our schedule that day.  We went to the nearest church to our hotel in Springfield.  It was the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  It was beautiful!  The mass was wonderful and the homily was great.  My disappointment about missing mass in St. Louis was forgotten once we saw this church.

Here are some pics I snapped after mass...

Not a great pic, but look how pretty the ceiling is...

To see the church's website go here.