Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Denis McNamara at Loyola University

Loyola University with Mundelein College, The Sullivan Center, and Madonna de La Strada is a great setting for Dr. Denis McNamara to speak about "Faithful Architecture: Catholic Thought, Catholic Buildings". The Chapel at Loyola University has enough mixed up architecture to both love and question parts of the building, yet admire the energy and imagination that went into making this modern marvel.

Come on over to the (Soviet Looking) Sullivan Center tonight at 7PM tonight to hear Denis illuminate the Built Liturgy via his enlightened lecture.

Here is a shot of the great Art-Deco Mundelein College next door to the Sullivan Center.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

Joseph Molitor's Passionist Monsatery to Close

The Holy Cross Province of the Passionists, at 5700 N. Harlem Avenue in Chicago have put their Monastery up for sale. The Monastery, built in 1904, was designed by legendary Chicago Architect Joseph Molitor, who also made the gems SS Cyril and Methodius, and Holy Cross (a featured Church in "Heavenly City").

The Monastery resembles others from that time period, such as Barat College, and Loyola Mallinckrodt, however, the chapel was de-beautified in some post 1968 madness, weakening the historic significance of the structure.

I propose this: If it is sold and torn down, please let the Passionists (as opposed to the Nuns at Barat and Loyola Mallinckrodt) get paid for their property. If it can be preserved, how about using the Monastery as a public space?

Monday, October 01, 2007

Tune in to some Classic Rock

One of the great traditions of Catholicism is the Liturgy of Brick and Stone, The Built Liturgy or Classic Rock (pardon the bad joke). There is no greater Traditional "Rocker" than our own Denis McNamara from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary's of the Lake in Mundelein Illinois, who has been tapped to speak on Catholic Architecture on Relevant Radio today at 4pm on the Drew Mariani Show.

That is 820 AM in Chicago, 100.1 FM in Milwaukee, and 930 AM in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, as well as available on the internet and many other local affiliates.

Denis is always enlightening, essentially entertaining, and even sticks to the point when he is speaking on the air. Tune in and learn more about the built version of the Liturgy.