Denis McNamara
divine building

divine building

We live in an age where everyone can be considered to be an expert in everything, and it is politically insensitive (at least) even to suggest that someone who has...

a new earth

a new earth

This week-end's (6 August) feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus has got me thinking again about church building. Let me explain the connection. In recent weeks I have...

the liturgy guys

the liturgy guys

In a few weeks I will complete my studies at the Liturgical Institute of St Mary of the Lake University, Chicago.  There are many new things happening at the institute,...

building beauty

building beauty

One of my classes this morning with Denis McNamara got me thinking anew about beauty. It is commonly commented that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but certainly...

church building 102

church building 102

If you haven't yet had a chance to read the post "church building 101" you might like to take a few moments to do that before you savour the selection of video clips on...

church building 101

church building 101

don't forget that you can leave a comment on this post at the bottom of this page In his letter to the priests of his diocese this week, Bishop Barry Jones (Bishop of...

church building

church building

I was speaking to a Christchurch diocese parishioner a few weeks ago who is a part of her parish committee preparing to rebuild their parish church. I was surprised to...

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