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Archive for category Art and Architecture

What happens to all those flowers in a Corpus Christi procession?

The idea of festival excess is taken to a fabulous degree in the assembling of these floral designs that pass away after only a day.

Of Awkward Chalices and Liturgical Reform

Why are old chalices so hard to use for administering communion? What does this tell us about the reformed liturgy and its relation to our liturgical past?

The Ecclesiastical Catwalk

An ecclesiastical fashion show from Poland.

New Bishop’s Chapel in Annecy, France

It’s a challenge to design a small chapel like this convincingly.

Retablo Paintings in Houston

As the Archdiocese of Houston reports, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Houston has installed retablo paintings of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Venerable Antonio Margil, O.F.M, St. Joseph, and the Virgin Mary as part of the renovation of the parish sanctuary, which began in 2015. Send to Kindle

Richard Vosko Interview in Church Designer

Church Designer magazine published an interview with Fr. Richard Vosko on March 29th about where he thinks liturgical architecture is now and where he sees it heading. It is well worth the read. Send to Kindle

Is This The Most Significant Local Church Building Project in a Generation?

A $81 million United Methodist Church with sacramental architecture, finished ahead of schedule…..

Easter Sunday

Christ is risen indeed, alleluia!

Holy Saturday

There is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness.

Abroad the Regal Banners Fly

Now shines the Cross’s mystery.