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Cathedrals, Christianity, and the Survivability of the Church

Yesterday my wife and daughter and I visited Chartres Cathedral, just outside of Paris. The Cathedral is perhaps the world’s greatest surviving example of medieval Gothic architecture, primarily because it remains much the way it was in the 13th century, including having the original stained glass windows, which are nothing short of stunning! 311 more words

The Monuments Men

Is art worth a life? This moral dilemma runs powerfully through the book, The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel, which I recently finished. I watched the movie last summer and I was slightly ashamed that my education in Humanities and German had largely evaded the subject matter of the reclamation, preservation and restoration of cultural monuments and art works in Europe during and post World War II. 1,106 more words


A bright day in Chartres

Keen to escape the city for a Sunday excursion we swotted up for a visit to Chartres to see the famous stained glass windows at… 462 more words

Life In Paris

Extraordinary Architectural Experiences: Comparative Study of Three Paradigmatic Cases of Sacred Spaces

Extraordinary Architectural Experiences: Comparative Study of Three Paradigmatic Cases of Sacred Spaces — the Pantheon, the Chartres Cathedral and the Chapel of Ronchamp

The following paper was recently published in the Ambiance in Action conference proceedings. 110 more words

Sacred Space + Cultural Studies

Suffering and Labyrinth Prayer (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Integrating the pain of life into the fabric of our existence is one of the important challenges we face collectively and individually. Each of the five times the Chartres Cathedral in France was destroyed, it was rebuilt using the rubble of the previous church as its foundation. 441 more words


PRAYER: The Virgin Of Chartres, by Henry Adams

Gracious Lady:–

Simple as when I asked your aid before;
Humble as when I prayed for grace in vain
Seven hundred years ago; weak, weary, sore… 1,277 more words


IV Advent, Monday


Monday, December 22

Isaiah 11:1-9; Revelation 20:1-10; John 5:30-47

Something about today’s passage in Isaiah has sparked the imagination of hundreds of years of artisans.  503 more words

Advent Reflections