French chapel designed by famed modern architect vandalized
Catholic World News - January 31, 2014
The chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, a famous work of the twentieth-century architect Le Corbusier, was recently vandalized, according to French media reports.
The only stained-glass window signed by Le Corbusier was shattered: “they broke into a thousand pieces the only glazing signed by Le Corbusier,” said Ronchamp’s deputy mayor.
Consecrated in 1955, the chapel, originally designed as a site of pilgrimage, is now part of a monastery of Poor Clare nuns.
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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($16,441 to go):
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!
Posted by: Billkrebaum6091 -
Jan. 31, 2014 8:04 PM ET USA
I wonder if there is any information available as the the possible motivation of the vandal(s)?
Posted by: New Sister -
Jan. 31, 2014 11:32 AM ET USA
My only concern is for the Blessed Sacrament. That church is so ghastly, the "vandals" did us all a favor if He were taken out as a result!