By Emily Sweeney - Globe Staff
Light filled the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Friday as workers with drills and paint brushes put the finishing touches on an extensive restoration of the historic building.
Warmly known among Catholics as the “mother church” of the Boston Archdiocese, the cathedral now looks as beautiful as it must have when it was first dedicated in 1875.
And on this Palm Sunday, the public will have the chance to worship in the main church for the first time since it was closed for renovation two years ago. Churchgoers will immediately notice how bright the place is. The colors of the stained-glass windows seem bolder and more vibrant. The stone floor is gleaming, the pews look brand-new.