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Architecture

Why every Catholic needs to see Chartres Cathedral

Orson Welles called it, “The premier work of man perhaps in the whole Western world.”

Journey to the world’s most colorful churches

From Europe and Russia to the Americas, there are plenty of examples of colorful Catholic churches.

This chapel in Rotterdam merges Catholic architecture with contemporary design

St. Mary of the Angels recreates the mystical experience of traditional churches through organic modern design.

Notre Dame is offering a free online class on Roman architecture

The Eternal City has a voice. This class will help you hear it.

Why do bishops have a special chair?

The "cathedra" that bishops sit on has a long and rich history in the Catholic Church.

Iceland’s tallest church is named for a composer

Reykjavik's Hallgrímskirkja is a reminder of the clergyman who gave Iceland's Lutherans the Passion Hymns.

The most beautiful monastic libraries in the world

Hidden behind heavy doors, traversed by winding staircases and corridors lined with bookshelves, they are jewels of European culture.

“Jubilee Church”: A modernist jewel on the outskirts of Rome

Designed in the late 1990s by American modernist archistar Richard Meier, it has been praised for encapsulating the spirituality of the “new millennium.”

5 Little-known medieval monasteries in Catalonia, Spain  

The northeastern autonomous region of Catalonia is a treasure trove of Romanesque monasteries.

13 Medieval monasteries around the pilgrimage route to Santiago, Spain

These architectural icons, built in the Spanish Romanesque style, are scattered along the Way of St. James, also known as the "Camino de Santiago."

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