We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Gaga for Gaudi

Chile will soon boast the only Gaudi designed church outside of Spain. Due to open in 2017, the chapel of Our Lady of the Angels was begun in 1997 and when completed will be 98 feet high (30 metres).

The chapel is part of the Gaudí Cultural and Spiritual Center in the city of Rancagua, Chile. The chapel will be oriented on the Barcelona-Rancagua axis and will feature twenty stone oculi (circular openings or skylights).


Corporación Gaudí de Triana


The chapel takes design cues from the much larger Basilica de La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, which is due to be completed in 2026. According to the architect of record, Christian Matzner, the chapel is also influenced by the work of Spanish architect Luis Bonifacio at Girona Cathedral.

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