04 April 2013

Catholic Architecture


"The fact that architecture plays a kind of sacramental role in Catholic worship is sometimes neglected, and at a great cost. The actual place of worship should be a place which serves as a mystical expression of the Incarnation, using the physical to communicate the eternal. The building in which Catholics worship is not simply a shelter from the elements; rather, liturgical architecture should have a numinous nature, to more capably communicate the profound truth of the worship taking place within its walls."


- from a talk I gave some years ago on

"The Importance of Catholic Art and Architecture."