Friday, February 8, 2013

A Place Of “Epiphany”

Aesthetically, the task was to create a beautiful interior which was artistically coherent—properly proportioned, scaled, detailed, and ornamented—despite the eccentricities of the existing geometries and structural conditions, which was no small task with the given parameters and budget. 
But principally, over and above all these considerations, it was essential to transform the chapel into, as Fr. Richard C. Hermes, S.J. would later say, a place of “epiphany”, a space that served to manifest God’s ever-greater Glory 
and facilitate our encounter with the same Living God; or, as Hans Urs von Balthasar would say, an example of theological aesthetics. 
Link (here) to read about Tampa Jesuits new chapel

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