Spotlight on Parroquia San Josemaría Escrivá

Check out this really cool, hyper-modern church in Mexico City, named for St. Josemaria Escrivá, the saint of ordinary life.

The church of St. Josemaria was built in 2008 by Sordo Madaleno Architects. All photos in this post come from the architect’s website.

You can see in the plans that the walls are curved, calling to mind the shape of the Christian fish or ichtus symbol. They are extended upward to form a cross-shaped skylight, allowing natural light to enter.

 

 

The site selected for the church was formerly a garbage dump. How beautiful that the dirtiest, smelliest dump can be turned to a fitting place for the Sacred Liturgy!

“Although you don’t amount to much, God has made use of you, and he continues to make use of you to perform fruitful works for his glory…” —St. Josemaría

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One comment

  1. Patrick, This is stunning!
    In your wanderings do you ever come across old churches that are looking for a good home for statuary? We are looking for a holy family or nativity that we can install/place outside at our home in the Shenandoah Valley.
    Thank you,
    Rebecca (The Heights)

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