Modern churches that don't look like churches


Whats up with these modern looking churches that don’t look like churches inside and out? :confused:

You can pass them by on the street with out realizing that your passing a place where God dwells, or go in one and feel as plain as a heart without love.:frowning:

What should we know about these buildings being built for our Lord? And what can we do to make sure allot of love and prayer go into the plans for building a new church?



To better understand the “roots of modernist church architecture” I recommend you read the following articles:

I also recommend you read…

*Architecture in Communion * by Steven Schloeder, NCARB

*The Renovation Manipulation * by Michael S. Rose

Ugly as Sin: Why They Changed Our Churches from Sacred Places to Meeting Spaces and How We Can Change Them Back Again by Michael S. Rose

Perhaps you can ask Blessed Fra Angelico and St. Thomas the Apostle to pray with you for the “return of reverence and honor due to the sacred buildings and rites” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 123).

Patron of artists:
Blessed Fra Angelico:

Patron of architects:
St. Thomas the Apostle:

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