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About Duncan Stroik

Duncan G. Stroik is a professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame where he helped implement a new curriculum in classical architecture in 1990. He played a central role in the revival of interest in sacred architecture that led to the formation of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and the journal Sacred Architecture, of which he is editor. He is the author, most recently, of The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal (2012).

A Church for the Poor

By |2020-09-29T08:53:44-05:00August 8th, 2015|Categories: Architecture, Charity, Christianity, Culture, Featured|

When the poor see beauty they see God. Why? Because “beauty” is God’s middle name. What building can better point the poor towards Christ than a church: a house of God that welcomes them, embraces them, and lifts them up. “[Saint] Peter teaches us to look to the poor through the eyes of faith and [...]

The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal

By |2019-08-13T17:52:53-05:00February 2nd, 2013|Categories: Architecture, Art, Beauty, Books, Catholicism, Christianity|Tags: |

The Monreale Cathedral The fine arts are rightly classed among the noblest activities of man’s genius; this is especially true of religious art and of its highest manifestation, sacred art. Of their nature the arts are directed toward expressing in some way the infinite beauty of God in works made by human hands. Their dedication [...]

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