CMR readers may remember the post here some time ago on the proposed design for a west coast shrine of the Divine Mercy, a building obviously well-intentioned but with less-than-adequate architectural skill (left). The uber-talented and ever-energetic architect Matthew Alderman has proposed initial sketches for an unofficial counter proposal posted at Holy Whapping and New Liturgical Movement. Even architectural amateurs no doubt will see the difference between authentic traditional architecture and the designed proposed out west. Mr. Alderman’s evocative sketches reveal something far superior to the proposed plan, and I am happy to display them here below. If anyone wants to forward these ideas to the shrine out west, contact information can be found here.