sacred space

The Church: Unlocking the Secrets to the Places Catholics Call Home

“If we help you to read a church, we do it with the hope that you’ll be better able to pray a church. If you want to understand a church, you need to read it as a prayer book and not as an architecture textbook.” –Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina, authors of The Church: Unlocking the Secrets to the […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Sacred Space

Question: This is a two part question regarding the space in the church used for the celebration of Holy Mass. What is the name of the space that contains the Altar and Ambo? _____________ What is the name of the space that contains the pews? _____________ Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please […]

The Lost Chalice

Written somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean… The church bell rang out loudly, like a glorious sound, over the hillside of this historic town.  I heard it proudly ringing across the water that separated my hotel from the city square.   For my European colleague who lives in Amsterdam, it was a normal sound, signaling the noon hour – time for lunch. […]