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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




The congregation's dance and cultural night was a great success

Artistically as well as economically (and not to forget the food). All in all, NOK 25.333 was raised for the fund of the new church.[more]


Reliquary for new St. Olav Cathedral

The reliquary will be positioned on the St. Olav side altar. It is made in the same style as the tabernacle on Mary's altar, the other side altar. Again, the firm Granda of Madrid is responsible for the crafting. The reliquary is made from marble with a gilt metal roof and a glass door to enable the faithful to see the St. Olav relic. [more]


German journalists visit new St. Olav cathedral

Architect Jon Morten Breidablik from Eggen Architects faced a captive audience when he presented the project "new St. Olav Cathedral" for the seventeen German journalists visiting Trondheim. Their journey around Norway is organised by Bonifatiuswerk under the leadership of msgr. Georg Austen. The modern basilica, which is inspired by Romanesque...[more]


Nineteenth of November is the date!

Saturday 19. November 2016 is the date set for the consecration and dedication of new St. Olav Cathedral in Trondheim. Bishop Bernt Eidsvig announced this during the meeting with the German journalists at present visiting Trondheim on behalf of Bonifatiuswerk. [more]


The statues for Holy Mary and St. Olav in new St. Olav Cathedral

In this way will Mary, Holy Mother of God, and St. Olav meet us in our new cathedal. Placed each in a separate side altar in the three-naved basilica, both are carved in timber from lime-tree, a timber much used for religious sculptures in Medieval times and thus considered to be a holy tree. Both sculptures are decorated with gold leaf and oil...[more]


Hæge steps down

Member of the editing team Hæge Hestnes is stepping down after many years' contribution to the web page. She was active in getting the web page for St. Olav parish up and going in 2012, and since then she has worked both with news articles and general information. She has also been responsible for the translation work and ensured that...[more]


Mass in German with Bishop Bernt Eidsvig on Friday 22. April at 7 pm

On the occassion of the visit from Bonifatiuswerk with journalists from the whole of Germany, mass will be celebrated in German in St. Olav interim church. Everyone is welcome! - and please note the time (7 pm). The photo shows St. Boniface, Germany's apostle and patron saint. [more]


Important visit from Germany 21.-25. April

Our German friends and helpers in Bonifatiuswerk are arranging for a group of 17 journalists to visit Trondheim and Trøndelag. The purpose of the visit is to gather information to inspire German Catholics in the fund-raising drive for the new St. Olav Cathedral in Trondheim. Monsignore Georg Austen, General Secretary for Bonifatiuswerk, whom we...[more]


The Cathedral is rising up - new photos 10.4.16

The building work is rapidly progressing. We can now conceive how the new church will appear in the city-scape. From the southern side of Nidelven we can see how well the building fits into its surroundings, not too dominant, but noticeable. Together with the Nidaros Cathedral the two churches will form a portal as you enter the city from the...[more]


New St. Olav Cathedral has had a visit from Poland

Two Polish firms have visited our church to make the necessary measurements of the interior of the church. Marian Pajor represented the firm responsible for the stone work, including the altar and the pedestals for Holy Mary, St. Olav and the tabernacle.[more]


Saturday 23. April 19:30: Party and cultural evening for new St. Olav Cathedral

This will be a cultural evening with dance performances from many of the national groups in the parish, Ecuador, Eritrea, the Philippines, Norway, Peru, Poland, Sri Lanka, Vietnam - and also possibly from Spain and Lithuania.[more]


On Monday 4. April we celebrate the Annunciation of the Lord

The Annunciation of the Lord is one of the major events in Christendom. We celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Lord and the fact that Mary said Yes to undertake the birth of the Saviour of the World. Few events have been given greater attention, and some of the world's most beautiful paintings depict the Archangel Gabriel bringing the...[more]


Blessed Elisabeth Hesselblad becomes a Saint

The Swedish nun Blessed Elisabeth Hesselblad will be canonized on 5. June 2016. She was beatified in April 2000 by Pope John Paul II. Elisabeth Hesselblad started her life in 1870 as a Swedish lutheran, number five among thirteen children born to village shopkeeper Robert Hesselblad and his wife Catharina Petersdotter Dag.[more]


Cicignon's town plan for Trondheim as possible result of the counter-reformation

Many of you will be familiar with the history behind Trondheim’s central street plan as we see it today: The fire which devastated most of the town in 1681 and General Cicignon, who within four months of the disaster had started re-building the ‘new’ Trondheim, following completely new principles and turning away from the Medieval street plan...[more]


Octave of Easter

In Norway we wish each other Happy Easter already before Palm Sunday, and when we return to work after Easter Monday we consider Easter to be over. That is not how it is in the Catholic Church.[more]


The Holy Easter Triduum

In the evening of Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday) we see the beginning of what is called the Holy Triduum. The "three days" last until the Easter Vigil. Easter Day, the day of the Risen Christ, is the biggest feast day, and this is celebrated for eight days with the Easter Octave.

St. Olav Catholic Parish
Schirmers gate 1

Phone: 73 80 87 50
E-mail: trondheim [at]

trondheim [at] katolsk.noBank account: 4200 59 64088
New St. Olav church: 4200 36 09736

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Parish priest:

Egil.Mogstad [at]
73 80 87 51 (Office)
995 65 587 (Mobile)

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