Centenary of the Consecration of St. Patrick`s CathedralPrint Page
Under the leadership of Archbishop Thomas Carr the cathedral was consecrated in 1897, even though it was not finished. To celebrate the centenary of its consecration in 1997, the Cathedral was closed throughout 1994 to be upgraded. Nothing was added to the main building. Rather, it underwent significant conservation work, with funds contributed by the federal and Victorian governments, corporate and philanthropic donors and the community of Melbourne.
|Address:||Gisborne Street & Cathedral Place, St. Patrick`s Cathedral, East Melbourne, 3002|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.810593|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Religious Object|
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1897|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1997|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 27th October, 1997|
ON 27th OCTOBER, 1997 HIS EMINENCE, JOHN CARDINAL O`CONNOR ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK
IN THE NAME OF HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II DEDICATED THE NEW ALTAR ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE CONSECRATION OF ST PATRICK`S CATHEDRAL
"LET THIS PLACE RESOUND WITH JOY"
MOST REVEREND GEORGE PELL ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE