ROME, Oct. 26 — If any city is well supplied with churches, it is surely Rome. Yet 10 years ago, after concluding that 600,000 people here had no convenient place to worship, the archdiocese began an ambitious building program. On Sunday it consecrated the 50th new church, and the most spectacular: a striking Modernist structure designed by Richard Meier around three soaring “sails” of white concrete.
I might be a fan of SF and a tech geek, but I guess I am just old fashioned when it comes to Church architecture. I just can’t imagine someone living in Rome and choosing this as their church to go to.
The church is the one on the right?
Yeah, Nicole, but what?
You mean this is not the Sydney Opera House. Next time, we ask for directions!
Jeff can’t imagine someone living in Rome and chosing this as their church to go to. I can’t imagine the bishop of Rome having this this “Modernist structure”–the New York Times’description, not mine–built to blight his diocese.
The church may be called “Mercy of God” but parishioners whose souls are more Catholic than the architect are more apt to say, “Lord have mercy.”
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I DID NOT LEAVE ANY COMMENTS HERE-SOMEONE USED MY NAME – SOMETHING STRANGE I SAY
Because that is not my email anymore – hahaha