A Few of My Favorite Things, #16: San Giovanni della Pigna

While I was living in Rome, I made a list of churches I wanted to visit. I would take a walk by myself almost every day to visit a different church—I often revisited the ones in my neighborhood, and then on the weekends, when I had a little more time, I would wander farther away … More A Few of My Favorite Things, #16: San Giovanni della Pigna

A Few of My Favorite Things, #11: Walt Disney Imagineering

When I was fourteen years old, I purchased this book while on vacation at Walt Disney World: I had been a Disney fanatic from the time I was a toddler—I collected park maps, watched the free vacation planning videos for fun, and learned everything I could about the parks and the stories behind them. (Was I … More A Few of My Favorite Things, #11: Walt Disney Imagineering

Sacred spaces

Last week I went to a lecture by Professor Duncan Stroik on Franciscan architecture. I had to leave early (downside of living in Jersey), but it was interesting. He talked about the meaning of building a church for the poor in an architectural sense, how the churches of the Franciscan order—an order rooted in poverty—are … More Sacred spaces