Monday, December 10, 2018

Buffalo, New York: Our Brief Visit

On our way back from our Labor Day weekend  getaway in Niagara Falls, we decided to explore Buffalo New York a little bit.  It was on a Sunday so we thought that attending a mass there would be meaningful and memorable.  Although we saw a lot of churches on our way, something was pulling us to go to St. Joseph Cathedral.  Our church here in WV is St. Joseph as well so it was symbolic for us.  
The cathedral was very beautiful inside.  We feel bad that we were not dressed for it but we were happy that parishioners there  did not seem to care of our  appearance.  They live to their welcome message of "You enter this church.. not as strangers.. but a guest of God" which is really nice.  
It was raining when we left Toronto and downpour continues as we reached New York.  It did not hinder us from doing what we planned to do which is explore a little bit of Buffalo New York before going back to mountain state.
 I love going inside old churches,  it might appear old on the exterior appearance but the inside is always stunning.
The St. Joseph Cathedral is located in 50 Franklin St. Buffalo, NY 14202, so if you ever wonder how massive and beautiful it is inside, you should check it out.  Even if you are not a worshipper, you can still go and see, they welcome everybody.  This church  was established by Buffalo's first bishop, John Timon, in 1847 and dedicated in 1855. A 171 old church is amazing, I am  so glad I got to see it.  I have to admit, I have never been to the cathedral (St. Joseph) here in my state which is in Wheeling but so happy to  see the one in New York.
This church serves as  the spiritual center for the Catholic community of the Diocese of Buffalo in Western New York.   It said that because of its downtown location,  it plays an important role in the current revival of the city.
We met Father Charles E. Slisz after the mass as we were about to go out, he talked to us.  I guess, he knew we were not from New York.  We told him that we were from "Almost heaven, WV" and it made him smile.  He even told us a little bit about his  experience as a chaplain in the military.  Him and my husband  had a connection with the military topic so it was  nice.  He suggested us to visit the military park nearby.
The music balcony in this cathedral is amazing.
We walked around inside the church after the mass.  My favorite part of old and big churches is always the  stained glass windows.
It's fascinating to see the  details of the church interior design.  Every little detail is beautiful.
I found this video on youtube for their documentary, it's pretty neat.

18 travelers' comments:

Alli Smith said...

What a beautiful cathedral! We always enjoy visiting other churches when we're traveling. The people seem so nice as well.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Your family does a lot of traveling. Good for you. Never been to Buffalo New York. Looks like a great place to visit

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

My husband visited a few old cathedrals when he visited Cuba earlier this year. We do not have any near were we live.

AiringMyLaundry said...

This would be so pretty to see! I am not religious, but I still enjoy checking out cathedrals because they are gorgeous.

Brandy Ellen said...

Looks like Buffalo NY is so much fun. I Love this post, and those photos are breathtaking.

ConfettiandBliss.com said...

What a wonderful experience you had in Buffalo, NY. The gorgeous stained glass windows are amazingly beautiful. Happy holidays to you and your family.

Terri Steffes said...

I enjoy going to churches, especially historical ones. The church we got married in is undergoing a renovation, and it is going to be fabulous, like this one!

Rachel said...

I have only been to Buffalo once and then it was just driving through. Would love to go back and visit all the historical cites and see those beautiful churches.

Voyager - Sandy N Vyjay said...

The St. Joseph Cathedral looks so lovely and has an ethereal kind of beauty. The stained glass artwork is of course what catches the eyes with its kaleidoscopic colours.

Ricci Ellis said...

That cathedral is GORGEOUS!! I would love to visit there some day!

Gust și Aromă Moldavia said...

The St. Joseph Cathedral is so impressive. I would like to visit it one day. Thanks for sharing it!

Nicole Johnson said...

This cathedral is stunning! So many amazing details. I would love to take my family on a day trip to Buffalo New York.

Althea Penelope said...

The cathedral looks so stunning! I would really love to visit this someday . Love it!

Ruth I. said...

The church is so beautiful! Every detail is so amazing. Love all the photos!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Looks amazing. I've never been to buffalo myself, but would love a trip there to look around. - Jeanine

cheryl e. said...

Wow! That cathedral is beautiful! Pre-kids I visited Buffalo, NY after a trip to Niagara. We stopped by the Buffalo Wings Fest. So fun!

Kimberly Storms said...

Some of our best days traveling have been rainy ones actually. Surprisingly the cloud cover is helpful for taking great pictures! Looks like you had a great trip!

Amy said...

Oh my gosh. St. Joseph Cathedral is breath taking! If I ever have the chance to visit Buffalo, I will be visiting St. Joseph.

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