Category Archives: Art & Architecture

Beautiful.

bettinelli-tabernacle-photo-20090924.jpgThe tabernacle at St. Theresa of Avila Church, West Roxbury (Boston), MA.
(Photograph by Domenico Bettinelli.)

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We’re number one! (clap, clap) We’re number one!

Boston City Hall has been rated the “ugliest building on the planet” in a survey on a travel web site:
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A national travel Web site is telling the world what many Bostonians already know – City Hall is ugly.
VirtualTourist.com put City Hall atop its list of the ugliest buildings on the planet, based on a poll of the site’s editors and readers.
The California site

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New cathedral in Oakland

Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA; photo credit: Rev. Jeffrey Keyes, CPPSThe new Cathedral in Oakland was dedicated in September, so here are some links to photos, videos, and articles about the church.
Design by the Bay blog (photos, diagrams, explanations of design)
Contra Costa Times newspaper (video, slideshow)
World Architecture News (photos)
NikiOmahe architecture and design news (photos, diagrams)
Inhabitat (photos)
InsideBayArea.com (video)
At his Rifugio

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Photos of our local Byzantine parish

Every once in a while the local secular media asks me to write a story on the practice of religion within our community. Yesterday’s assignment was one of my favorites; I was asked to do a photo-essay of the Ukrainian Catholic church’s Feast of Jordan (Epiphany). Our local Ukrainian Catholic parish is the only Eastern church – Catholic or Orthodox – in the city.
Here’s a pic of Fr. Jaroslaw blessing the water:

Here’s a link to the story, complete with photo-gallery:

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The future Latin Mass parish for Boston?

Photo_120406_001.jpgDropped in at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes parish in Newton for the Monday evening Perpetual Help novena, followed by Benediction. Here’s how the sanctuary looks (click the picture for a full-size version).
There are some aspects that could be improved, of course. It would need a sanctuary rail for the distribution of Holy Communion; and, yes, the ambo on the left looks cheap and blockish compared to the dignity of the altar and the reredos. Still, in general this

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On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

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