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Blessed Are the Nobodies

Darrell Fusaro (January 6, 2013)
Fusaro 2012

Tucked away in the basement of the downtown Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, are the remains of a nobody.

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one of the most beautiful prayers

from a nobody

Great post!

I try to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels about once a month, and I always make the trip down to the mausoleum to offer prayer at the tomb of St. Vibiana. Thanks for making her whereabouts better known.

website correction for old

website correction for old cathedral is vibianala

This saint was once resting

This saint was once resting above the altar at the L.A. cathedral, St. Vibiana's. This once magnificent cathedral was sold to a private party and is now used as an event center that hosts, fashion shows, parties, and weddings. Some of these events are downright disgusting. All the while, the altar, confessionals, and many other catholic representations remain intact. Check out the website, vibianasplace

The sad thing is - the old

The sad thing is - the old cathedral in its private secular remodel looks better than the new "real" cathedral for the archdiocese.

I agree

I heard a lady tell a story about driving out of Los Angeles on the 101 North and passing the "cathedral." Her friend in the front passenger seat, upon seeing the "church" for the first time while driving by, remarked

"Catherine, why is there a cross on that warehouse?"

How ironic, since the inside looks like a warehouse, too...


I'm curious Appian Way is in Rome - There must be some records in Rome and or at the Cathedral as to why the remanis of this Saint is Celbrated here


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See this link on the saint

The "Find a Grave" website has an article on Saint Vibiana:

Interesting, thank you!

Interesting, thank you!

St. Vibiana

Years ago I was told that her body was given to the archdiocese in the 19th century by the Pope. Don't remember the name. Second for years she was housed next to a church either in Ventura or Santa Barbara, which burned down except here tomb. Seh was put there for a new Cathecral to be built.