The beautiful church thread: please post photos / links to beautiful Catholic churches!
Had enough of looking at expensive eyesores on that "other" church architecture thread?
How about we do the good Catholic thing by making reparation, i.e., having a thread on BEAUTIFUL Catholic Churches?
Please post your photos and links here. The church need not be world famous -- heck, it might even be your humble local parish. The cover of The Wanderer newspaper has been doing this for years. Here's a rule of thumb: if the building looks like a cross between a Klingon battlecruiser and a hedgehog, it probably does not belong in this thread.
Here's one to start: the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee. Visible for miles around, there's no mistaking it for anything other than a house of God. The interior is truly breathtaking.
... the Second Vatican Council carries with it the whole teaching history of the Church. Whoever wants to be obedient to it, must accept the faith of centuries and may not cut the roots from which the tree lives. - Benedict XVI http://vinecharcoal.etsy.com
Re: The beautiful church thread: please post photos / links to beautiful Catholic churches!
Here's the new Divine Mercy Shrine in the Philippines. In the Heart of Jesus where the rays are emanating from, is a chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. The rays are stairs leading to the chapel. The structure on the bottom of the statue is another chapel. Isn't it beautiful?
Here's the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston, New York. The Basilica is shaped like the world and Our Lady is standing on the top.
I linked you to the Christmas decor of the church, but please feel free to look around the website and enjoy yourself! This is a beautiful church building and a beautiful parish that is celebrating one hundred years, and I love it very much!