Vatican opens special exhibit on Gaudi, Sagrada Familia
CWN - November 25, 2011
The Vatican has unveiled an exhibit on the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona and the spirituality of its achitect, Antonio Gaudi.
As he opened the exhibit—which will be on display in the Bernini colonnade of St. Peter’s Square until next January 15—Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona said that the dedication of the basilica last November was a “historic moment for the city.” Citing the observance made by Pope Benedict XVI, the cardinal said that “this basilica is a visible sign of the invisible God, so necessary in our Western European societies with their prevailing secular culture and religious indifference.”
The Vatican exhibit concentrates attention on the artistic vision of Gaudi and how it meshed with his spirituality. The architect is a candidate for beatification.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($24,614 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!