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Architecture

Discovering the history of Guernsey’s most unusual “Little Chapel”

How the creation of a visionary Christian Brother became one of the Channel Islands' most iconic destinations.

Bringing back beauty: The new traditional Catholic churches of the U.S.

After decades of Modern and Brutalist design, parishes around the country are re-discovering the appeal of traditional architecture.

What is an icon screen and what is it used for?

The iconostasis is a central feature of Eastern Churches that has a rich history and symbolism.

São Lourenço, the incredible blue-tiled church in Algarve, Portugal

It is one of the most prominent adaptations of Portugal’s azulejos tilework in a religious context.

The secret Catholic chapel in the attic created in Reformation-era Amsterdam

"Our Dear Lord in the Attic" church was built to serve persecuted Catholics.

Incredible before-and-after photos: An abandoned medieval church is restored

The 13th-century church had been covered in vegetation before its dramatic rescue.

5 Not-to-be-missed Catholic sites in Sicily

From the first European church to the "most beautiful church in the world," the holy sites of Sicily belong on every Catholic's "bucket list."

A surprising modern-day abbey in Canada

At the Val Notre-Dame Abbey in Canada, monks live in the open yet cloistered in a monastery. A new book from photographers Bruno-Jean Rotival and Brother Bruno-Marie captures the beauty of this …

This 18th-century Lisbon chapel was “prefabricated” in Rome

Built by a Portuguese King in 1747, the Holy Chapel of St. John the Baptist is one of the first examples of “prefab” architecture.

The Arkansas Catholic churches designed by Charles Eames

An early project for two dioceses in Arkansas helped launch the designer's career.

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