Wednesday, April 30, 2008

St. Pius X

One of the best lessons to be learned from this church is, perhaps, the most important lesson any parish with a contemporary building, or planning to build one, can learn. I should make that "relearn", since before my own generation came along, everyone knew it.
The lesson's simple. Older sculpture, and sculpture in older styles, looks fantastic against the backdrop of a contemporary sanctuary.
Every parish is a community, and a community needs a home, not something that looks like a meeting room at the Holiday Inn. The judicious use of artwork makes a church feel homelike and welcoming. Isn't that the goal?
Now, with that said, maybe someone could forward this post to the planning committee at Little Flower Parish. They could get some very good guidance at St. Pius.

1 comment:

ShariYS said...

Consider it, er, ah, done. I'm just trying to figure out how to do it anonymously ...