Monday, December 11, 2006

New Cathedral being built in TX

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is in the midst of building the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, TX. I believe the design of this cathedral to be an extraordinary example of what is possible in contemporary church design. It is refreshing to see traditional design (cruciform) and materials (limestone) being used.

Visit the Archdiocesan website for more renderings and photos of the building-in-progress. Please note the artist's rendering of the Resurrection window; a beautiful example of contemporary art.

7 Comments:

Blogger Sorka said...

Now thats a cathedral I'd like to visit!

Beats the heck out of the exterior of Cardinal Mahoney's mausoleum, er cathedral in LA.

9:24 PM  
Blogger prevat2 said...

Beautiful but...why is the tabernacle not in the center of the sanctuary? Why must we still have the "Bishop's Chair" staring at us? This is another example of post-Vatican II crap!

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's build BIG EXPENSIVE buildings and then complain that Christians aren't giving enough to help the poor.

PERFECT!!!

7:39 AM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

I too was disappointed by the interior arrangement.

12:43 AM  
Anonymous pongo and jj said...

We are deeply saddened by your sorrow over this dreadful interior arrangement. May the peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be with you throughout this holiday season as well as with you always.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps there will be a change made that will provide for a more pleasing design. (Ya gotta have hope...)

1:43 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

Thank you for you kind words. The Lord promises that He will turn my mourning into dancing.

2:15 PM  

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