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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dedication Of Thomas Aquinas College Chapel

(picture courtesy of Thomas Aquinas College)

This weekend, Thomas Aquinas College dedicated its campus chapel, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. Here is the news report and there are pictures of the event here and here and here.

Contrast this chapel with the Ave Maria University oratory (seen here). Yes, there are very significant differences between the two chapels due to the fact that they have different architects and different church-styles.

Architect:
Duncan Stroik, a professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame and a principal of Duncan G. Stroik Architecture, an architectural firm specializing in ecclesiastical design
vs.
Tom Monaghan, a pizza salesman-turned-billionaire, drawing self-described "amateurish" sketches on a paper napkin

Church Style:
Southern California Spanish Mission, incorporating other elements from the Church's long tradition of sacred architecture
vs.
Thorncrown Chapel, a Protestant church in Arkansas designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Which chapel do you think is more beautiful and reverent?

HT: American Papist

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