We decided that the Cathedral should be named after Saint Francis de Sales because he is an important and instrumental figure in religious history. Saint Francis spread his ideas and thoughts for everyone, rich or poor, to understand. He understood that it does not matter what class a person is in or what race they are, but that it is important to see the true religious yearning one has in their hearts. Therefore, we chose the Cathedral’s representative saint to be Saint Francis de Sales because the Cathedral will support the unfortunate and poor who do not have access or are not able to attend Church. The main mission for the Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales is to help support the needy and raise them to a level in which they will be able to not only appreciate their Catholic faith, but also use it as a vital guide throughout their religious and holy life.
After making many unique blueprints, we decided that the Cathedral should be shaped like a rectangle with two annexes. Being shaped like a rectangle allows us to make the most use of the space. The two annexes, the Adoration Chapel and the Gathering A...
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... a mighty force designed as one to fulfill the needs of all, and we, the architects, confirm that this mighty force will live up to its heights as well as the force is itself, and it always will be that well.
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