Wednesday, April 11, 2018

St. John Cantius Hosts Program on Church Architecture: "From the Sacrament to the Mysteries," Saturday, April 14th

The Catholic Art Guild and the Liturgical Institute are presenting a "Church Architecture Study Day" at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, this Saturday, April 14th.

It's called "From the Sacrament to the Mysteries" and will be hosted by Dr. Denis McNamara, Associate Director at the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake-Mundelein Seminary.

Dr. McNamara has published a number of books on church architecture including How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture and Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago.

The Catholic Art Guild, founded and headed by painter Kathleen Carr and based out of St. John Cantius, is a lay apostolate seeking the "restoration of the Sacred" in the visual arts.

These events at Cantius are always fascinating, and are a tribute to what Fr. Frank Phillips created in "restoring the Sacred" to one Polish-founded parish in Chicago. 

St. John Cantius is not "merely" a Church where the Traditional Latin Mass is beautifully celebrated (though that obviously would have been more than enough) but has also become a Chicago cultural landmark, recognized and respected by musicians and artists throughout the area.

Tickets for the event may be purchased online, and will probably not be available at the door.

EDIT: I've been told that ticket sales end at midnight, tonight (Wednesday, April 11th). I apologize for being so late on this. 

From Eventbrite:   
Join Dr. Denis McNamara for a one day immersion of church architecture from a Catholic perspective 
9:30 Registration, Coffee, etc 
10:00 Session I: Biblical Foundations of Church Architecture: The Temple, the Synagogue and the Mystical Body 
11:00 Break 
11:15 Session II: Classical Architecture: The Sacramental Meaning of Ornament, Decoration and the Column 
12:15 Break and Questions 
12:45 Lunch (included in the cost of the program) 
1:45 Session III: The Objective View of Beauty: Learning from Thomas Aquinas 
2:45 Break 
3:00 Session IV: What the Church Intended: The Twentieth Century to Today 
4:00 Questions 
4:15 Adjourn 
The cost of the program includes a lunch buffet of sandwiches, salad, coffee and dessert. 
A full refund will be offered up until April 11, 2018 10 pm PST. Lunch orders will take place 48 hours prior to the event. 
Please email with any questions.

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