Friday, December 24, 2010

Renovation: Mater Misericordiae Mission, Phoenix, Arizona

Yet another stunning renovation to show readers, this time Mater Misericordiae Mission in Phoenix, Arizona -- an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

This renovation is a bit different from those we usually show insofar as this church was not originally a Catholic parish to begin with, but instead a Baptist church that was acquired and then converted into a Catholic church.

Here is what they were able to accomplish:

BEFORE


AFTER


Certainly what I was struck by in the "after" photo were two things: first, the use of colour and pattern; second, the marbles. I have commented many times over the years that colour and pattern are often neglected in our churches today, but they can make a significant difference and positive impact when tastefully executed.