News Item | The Boston Globe | 14 April 2019

O’Malley blesses Marathon runners in first Mass at restored Cathedral of the Holy Cross

As families entered the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Sunday morning, some craned their necks to see the newly gleaming ivory columns, the delicate gold accents handpainted onto ornately carved ceiling trusses, the stained glass glowing in tones of emerald, ruby, and lapis lazuli.

“Good morning! Welcome to the cathedral!” greeters called out as the faithful climbed the steps into the historic South End house of worship, some in dresses and blazers, but many in jeans, runners’ leggings, or athletic shorts.

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