Ordinariate cathedral makes the list!

Aleteia has a story about the return of traditional church architecture to the United States, as more and more dioceses are moving away from the brutalist, functional modernist architecture that has dominated new church construction for decades.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, that is the cathedral of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter made the list!  Here’s what the article says about it:

2. Our Lady of Walsingham, Houston, Texas 

Also designed by Cram & Ferguson, this neo-Gothic church was consecrated in 2003 for the parish of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas. Its name refers to the site of a miracle, when Mary appeared in front of a local pious woman in 1061 in the village of Walsingham in NorfolkEngland. Cram & Ferguson architects decided to celebrate that connection by using wood and stone carvings inspired by medieval churches near the site of the Walsingham miracle. And the shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham, housed inside one of the church’s transepts, was built as an actual-size replica of the Walsingham Holy House, which was originally built by the site of Mary’s apparition but later destroyed by Henry VIII during the Reformation. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham is the home of the Personal Ordinariate of St. Peter, which was formed of parishes that had belonged to the Anglican Communion but are now in union with Rome. Ordinariate parishes retain some traditions of prayer, devotion, and celebration common to the Church of England.

CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

Courtesy of The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham

Some other great new churches over at the link.  Check them out!   Great to see a return of beauty in church architecture.

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One Response to Ordinariate cathedral makes the list!

  1. Rev22:17 says:

    From the original post: … dioceses are moving away from the brutalist, functional modernist architecture that has dominated new church construction for decades.

    Hmmm…

    How does the renovation of the former “Crystal Cathedral” into the new Christ Cathedral of the Diocese of Orange fit into this trend?

    Norm.

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