The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a breathtaking display of modern interior design mixed with timeless appeal.
Formerly known as Sacred Heart Cathedral, it was initially the smallest cathedral in the United States, with limited seating for just over 300 patrons. Cathedrals differ from churches in that cathedrals are overseen by a bishop or other religious administrator. Although beautiful, Sacred Heart was inadequately sized for the parish’s purposes, as aisles were overflowing with standing parishioners attending weekend mass. In order to meet growing demands of its community, the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh sought a new location with more adequate accommodations for its members. The parish commissioned the help of design firm O’Brien & Keane and construction contractor Sears Contract, Inc. to help make this vision come to life.