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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Saturday, July 23, 2005

From "Ugly as Sin" to "Tiers of Glory"

Michael Rose has a new book out -- In Tiers of Glory, a beautifully-illustrated coffee table book actually, that details the "Organic Development of Catholic Church Architecture" (or as he calls it, "From tent to basilica, from cathedral to hangar... and back.").

It seems to be a sequel of sorts to his previous book "Ugly as Sin," which looked at the pervasive modernist's airplane-hangar-minimalism that has infected most modern Christian churches... That book was a bit depressing however (I mean, who wants to have a book lying around filled with pictures of ugly buildings?), this one is much more uplifting (ahem) and worthy of coffee-table status -- hey, if we all got one, and set it out, maybe we could remind our friends and family of what churches are supposed to remind us of -- HEAVEN!

Hat tip to one of the Some who Have Hats


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