Thursday, November 1, 2007

This will make your day...


This link (below) is courtesy of a heads-up from Emily over at the Shrine of the Holy Whapping blog (and fellow parishioner of Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake, MN). The story was done by Jason Davis at KSTP Channel 5 News in the Twin Cities, who visited St. Aloysius in Olivia, MN after its recently completed restoration and renovation. It's an amazing parish, both in size and beauty, for such a small town, and it has an interesting history. More importantly, it has a pastor who is focused on what we should all be focused on in our church architecture, liturgy, and woship of God... excellence. Our Lord deserves nothing less than excellence in everything we do, and that includes church architecture. As John Paul II said, "Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."

Here's the link to this very inspiring story (the video is at the right of the page).

Only one disagreement with the current pastor, who says "We could never build this today." We can build churches like this today, it just takes fortitude, vision, and knowledge and respect for the architectural traditions of the Church.

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