The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception
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Go28326891316
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
I liked it very much as a visitor. I did hear that the pastor was a very cold man, not the best at communicating, the staff never answered the phone. I was there talking to a funeral director who complained that the pastor never returned his calls. Lights are on but nobody's home!
Written 20 December 2023
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We walked here from the cruise port, while on a DIY walking tour of Portland. Unfortunately we could not get inside, but it is a lovely building from the outside.
Written 4 November 2023
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NHjo
Saco, ME12,285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We happened to be in Portland on a Sunday morning for brunch, so it was a good opportunity to see the inside of the cathedral again. Being a stained glass window fanatic, it was especially great to see theirs.
Written 11 September 2023
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maryofmassachusetts
Plymouth, MA740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The choir, the organ music, the church flowers and trees decorated with white lights, the beautiful life size manger from Italy... made this a special and memorable celebration.
Written 12 January 2023
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Pat L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a beautiful church but not as incredible as the Basilica in Lewiston. It's a must on your visit to Maine.
Written 21 August 2022
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elcentro1
Pittsburgh, PA232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I love visiting Catholic diocesan cathedrals everywhere. This looked like a lovely, beautiful cathedral. Unfortunately, the doors were locked, so I could not take pictures inside. But maybe if I return to Portland, I can attend Mass there.
Written 8 April 2022
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH11,961 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Approaching the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, I was impressed by its massive size. It takes up a good portion of a city block. It’s one of the largest houses of worship I’ve ever seen in the United States.

And, as is common with 1800'S construction in New England, the church was built of red brick.

For its Gothic architecture, I was surprised by its asymmetrical layout.

I was impressed by the huge stained glass rose window. It's simply beautiful.

The height of the main steeple, which appears to be at least 200 feet high, was also impressive. The cathedral must be the tallest building in the city.

I was surprised that the steeple was so tall because the building is only about 6 blacks from Portland Harbor on one side and not many more from Back Cove on the other side. Situated near large bodies of water, it’d be a target for lightning strikes, especially with that big metal cross on the tallest steeple.

Photographing it wasn’t easy. Between its size and all the utility wires in the way, it was an undertaking. I had to go about half a block away to fit all of it into my camera’s viewfinder.

Completed in 1869, the cathedral is on the National Register of Historic Places.

For its historic value, size and outstanding architecture, I rate Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 5.0.

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Written 2 July 2021
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JohnPatsi
Tullahoma, TN788 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
What a beautiful historical Cathedral worthy of European architecture.

The priest and service were outstanding and very spiritual this beautiful building.

If you are ever in Portland it is worth visiting and praying in this homage to faith and Virgin Mary.
Written 6 October 2020
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Jim & Bea
Southern Pines, NC943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Went here for the Christmas Eve and Children's pageant service. Beautiful music and service. Nice to remember our dear savior's birth with other believers.
Written 25 December 2019
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Cynthia
Orono, ME118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
I first came to this church in 1997. I lived in the area for many years. I’ve been to Catholic Churches all throughout Maine and this one is by far my favorite.

All I can say is it is so beautiful. The colored glass. The white. The alter. The tall ceilings. This is what I always thought of as the perfect Catholic Church. It is a cathedral. The organ adds a wonderful touch to the service. It is like a touch of Rome, right here in Maine. Certainly not as embellished as The Basilica!

Ever since I started going to this church, all other “modern” churches are not as visibly pleasing to me. (Not the point of church, I know.) I live in Bangor now, and St. John’s in Bangor is incredibly beautiful, as well.

Whenever I visit friends, I make a point to attend service here at The Cathedral. I even met the Bishop during Lent earlier this year. That was so amazing!
Written 3 November 2019
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