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  • Beauty will save the world – Gaudi's basilica inspires conversions

    04/30/2015 12:25:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    cna ^ | April 30, 2015 | Elise Harris and Alan Holdren
    Next Barcelona, Catalonia - The Sagrada Família, a Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona, Catalonia, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Barcelona, Spain, Apr 30, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Though the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi died nearly 90 years ago and his best-known work remains under construction, the beauty of the Sagrada Familia basilica continues to draw people to Christ. “Almost nothing leads us to the divine, but then people go there,” said José Manuel Almuzara Pérez, reflecting on the awe inspired in those who visit the Sagrada Familia. Almuzara told CNA April 18 that “Even the...
  • Check Out How Gaudi's 'Sagrada Familia' Will Look in 2026

    09/27/2013 7:13:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 9/26/13
    ( VIDEO-) During his visit to Barcelona, Benedict XVI consecrated the city's famous 'Sagrada Familia.' Even though Masses are celebrated in the basilica, construction work is still going on. But now there's a way for visitors to see how Gaudi's masterpiece will look when it's all completed. With just a simple click, this video gives people an inside look at just how the basilica will look. If everything goes as planned, the construction project will be completed in the year 2026, so 154 years after Gaudi began working on it. The basilica's exterior is full of symbolism. There's a tower...
  • Tourists evacuated after fire at Spanish basilica (Sagrada Familia) (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    04/19/2011 10:27:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies · 1+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | 4/19/2011 | Daniel Woolls
    Around 1,700 people were evacuated from one of Spain's most popular tourist attractions on Tuesday, after a suspected arsonist started a small fire inside Barcelona's Sagrada Familia basilica. Four people were treated for smoke inhalation and the fire caused what appears to be significant damage to the basilica's sacristy where it was ignited, a Catalan regional police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity in keeping with force rules. Around 1,700 were evacuated, the official added. The towering basilica is one of the top attractions in Spain's second-largest city, receiving more than 2 million visitors a year. Local police said...
  • Pope Benedict to consecrate Barcelona's Sagrada Familia [Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece]

    11/07/2010 1:48:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies · 1+ views
    .bbc ^ | 7 November 2010
    Pope Benedict XVI is to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona to consecrate Antoni Gaudi's unfinished cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, as a basilica. Gaudi's greatest work has been under construction for more than a century, and will not be finished before 2026.
  • Confirmed: Benedict XVI to Consecrate Antonio Gaudi's Sagrada Familia

    03/04/2010 11:31:27 AM PST · by marshmallow · 34 replies · 572+ views
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | 3/4/10 | Shawn Tribe
    We recently reported that there was a possibility that Benedict XVI might consecrate Antonio Gaudi's famed Barcelona church, the Sagrada Familia. Today, the Vatican Information Service confirmed that this has now been determined, and the Holy Father will consecrate the church: VATICAN CITY, 4 MAR 2010 (VIS) - Benedict XVI is due to visit the Spanish cities of Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona in November this year, according to announcements made yesterday by Archbishop Julian Barrio Barrio of Santiago de Compostela, and Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona. The Holy Father will travel to Santiago de Compostela on 6...
  • Gaudi’s Church of the Holy Family to be ready for worship in 2008

    06/05/2005 2:01:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 507+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 3, 2005
    Barcelona, Jun. 03, 2005 (CNA) - The Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona, the unfinished work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, will be ready for worship in 2008 and its construction will be finished in 20 to 30 years if projections are accurate.In order for the church to open its doors in 2008, project leader Joan Rigol, recently named to the post by the Archbishop of Barcelona, explained that will be necessary to finish the roof over several parts of the church that remain uncovered.  He said the project committee expects this stage to be completed in the next...