Learn about the Cathedral

docentAnywhere you sit in the Cathedral, you can see at least one of the beautiful 46 sculpted panels that span the side aisles. These panels mirror the themes and saints shown in the nearby stained glass windows, and there is a definite design to their ordering. Four distinguished sculptors. Theodore Barbarossa, Joseph Coletti and Ernest Morenon (all of Boston), and Jean de Marco of New York, sculpted the panels here as the walls were going up. Trained docents are available after the Sunday Masses to give a short tour of our beautiful Cathedral. Stay for 20 minutes after Mass and learn more about the rich symbolism of our Cathedral’s design.

(Photo credit: Turner Construction Company)

Get Involved

Are you interested in history? Do you love your church? Do you want to learn about our Cathedral’s great history?

Our Cathedral docents provide brief tours of one area of the Cathedral after all Masses on the weekends. In addition, the Docent Ministry gives tours of the Cathedral for special groups and events, for example, Archdiocesan-wide events. If you are interested in learning more and sharing the special history of the Cathedral and Catholic Church in Baltimore, become a docent today! This Ministry is a wonderful way to learn about the Cathedral, doesn’t require much time, and is lots of fun!

A full training course will be provided and assistance is always available. Please contact Ginger Galvez to become a docent today.