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Church Architecture Before and After

St. Ann Church in Charlotte, NC has a very interesting building history, mostly dominated by the fact that the upper church was never built. For over 40 years, the people of this parish have been worshiping in the basement which… Continue Reading →

A Drawing Becomes Building, part 3

The new Church of Saint Micheal the Archangel in Leawood, Kansas will be dedicated on Saturday June 13, and many of its features have been chronicled here on CMR. The church is clearly part of the “New Classicism” movement which… Continue Reading →

Part 5: Architectural Theology at the New Saint Michael Church

This post serves as part 5 of a series on architectural theology using the new church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Leawood, Kansas by architect David Meleca as an example. It appeared as a bulletin article at the parish…. Continue Reading →

Update: New Chapel at OL of Guadalupe Seminary

The Seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been operating for a number of years now for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. Designed by architect and Notre Dame Professor Thomas Gordon Smith, it was one of the earliest full-fledged… Continue Reading →

Part 4: Architectural Theology at the New Saint Michael Church

This post serves as part 4 of a series on architectural theology using the new church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Leawood, Kansas as an example. It appeared as a bulletin article at the parish. Both within and without,… Continue Reading →

St. Michael’s, Version 1

I’ve posted a number of short pieces on the St. Michael the Archangel Church now under construction in Leawood, KS over the last few days, and there will be more. I just wanted to show you the design the architect,… Continue Reading →

Part 3: Architectural Theology at the New Saint Michael Church

What follows is the third installment of an architectural theology series using the new church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Leawood, Kansas as an example. As part of the movement of “New Classicism,” the church of St. Michael the… Continue Reading →

Part 2: Architectural Theology at the New Saint Michael Church

What follows is the second installment of an architectural theology series using the new church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Leawood, Kansas as an example. For the introductory information, click here. St. Michaels’ new church partakes of a “high”… Continue Reading →

Architectural Theology at the New St. Michael’s Church

What follows is the first installment of the architectural theology series using the new church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Leawood, Kansas as an example. For the introductory information, click here. The new church for St. Michael the Archangel… Continue Reading →

A Series on Architectural Theology at CMR

As many people know, a small but very real movement is going on in the advancement of Catholic liturgical architecture. The quest for beauty and re-engagement with tradition has come roaring back, and “traditional” churches are now the norm. The… Continue Reading →

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