are the Friends of the Cathedral?
August 2004, under the direction of the late Rev. Roger P. Dorcy,
a committee was formed consisting of members of various parishes in
the city of Pueblo. Known as The Friends of the Cathedral
the committee is dedicated to raise funds for the preservation and
restoration of the 92-year-old landmark. As a parish it serves basically
a poor inner-city community with limited income and maximum service
demands. The church edifice is in decline and is in need of major
of projects that the Friends of the Cathedral are working on are:
are interested in fundraising projects, please contact Louise Driscoll:
glass windows in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pueblo, Colorado,
were designed and produced by Emil Frei, whose work is recognized
as an unsurpassed example of the Munich Style of Pictorial Stained
Glass. The Bavarian-born Frei (1869-1942) studied at the Munich School
of Fine Arts before immigrating to the United States in the 1890s.
In 1898 he opened the Emil Frei Art Glass Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
Quickly recognized for his talent and skill, Frei received commissions
from not only churches but also prominent St. Louis families. Frei
created his masterpieces from lead crystal glass painted, detailed
and fired to create strong, vibrant, high translucency colors with
subtle gradations of hues and textures. Freis windows for the
Sacred Heart Cathedral were installed in 1913. Emil Freis descendants
(from the 3rd, 4th and 5th generations) currently operate Emil Frei
Associates, Inc., in St. Louis.
Proceeds from the sale of giclee prints of the stained glass windows
are earmarked for the restoration and repair of the windows. The windows
were scanned directly using a Betterlight digital back to produce
prints with stunning detail. All prints are limited to an edition
of 100 and come with a certificate of authenticity.
or purchase the giclee prints of the Cathedral's stained glass windows,
donate to this important cause, please contact one of the following
the Parish Office: 719-544-5175