I do believe with all the dumbing down that has happened to our Liturgies and churches/cathedrals since Vatican II, a new renaissance is occurring and on a popular level to recover what was lost and to make new what is our heritage. Noble simplicity that leads to ugliness is not what Vatican II had in mind no matter how many in high places seem to think so. I received this as an advertisement for the firm that creates this kind of art. It is stunning what they are able to do:
Cathedrals & Basilicas
“Art is capable of making visible our need to go beyond what we see, and it reveals our thirst for
infinite beauty, for God.” – Pope Benedict XVI
A cathedral is not constituted by its grandeur, but by housing the cathedra, the seat of apostolic authority in each diocese.
Some cathedrals are humble parish churches elevated to seat of the diocese and tell the story of the birth
and growth of the local church. Other cathedrals are purpose-built icons of the diocese.
As eclectic the style of the world’s cathedrals may be, each serves as mother church, and
within each is a unique opportunity to catechize and evangelize through beauty.
EverGreene has been entrusted with the restoration, conservation, and new design
of liturgical artistry programs and furnishings in dozens of cathedrals, basilicas, and national shrines.
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Beautiful work and wallpapering should make the addition of such works more accessible, not necessarily less expensive.
The style spotlighted within the video resonates with me as I'm sure it does with many. It would be interesting to see them prepare a case study on Holy Family Cathedral, Saskatoon. The cathedral of Our Lady in LA is a different dynamic, however. The art, particularly the tapestries are of a good quality, I just really have to try to have them resonate. Perhaps that's my problem to deal with; or, perhaps that's a shortcoming of that particular style.
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