A good friend of mine did her master's thesis on the topic of residential architecture and the living out of the domestic church - it is this kind of project that she had in mind, and it's happening right near us in Ham Lake MN! I'm passing this link on to my friend, and I hope you check it out too (especially those of you who are contemplating building/buying a new home in the future!)
As a Catholic, one's goal should be to become a saint; that is, a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. If that's not the goal, then something's wrong, as Fr. John Corapi would say. Further, as a parent, the goal is to raise citizens of the kingdom of heaven, to raise children who will become saints. It's a simple worldview, but when taken seriously, it should transform just about everything in your life, both as an individual and as a parent. So then, why shouldn't this worldview transform the way one thinks about designing a home?
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