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Before and After – Brick by Brick

December 13th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen



Nod of the Miter goes to the New Liturgical Movement.

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11 Responses to “Before and After – Brick by Brick”

  1. Vox Clara says:

    Most impressive!

  2. Nerina says:

    Wow! Amazing and beautiful. There is hope!

  3. Jim says:

    Regarding the pictures: Before and after- brick by brick: what church is this, and where is it located?

  4. Mary-Kathleen says:

    St. John the Baptist, Tryon NC

  5. Jim says:

    Thanks, Mary-Kathleen

  6. Scott W. says:

    The after is a major improvement. To be fair, the before isn’t all that bad compared to much of what I have seen. It still has a crucifix as opposed to a “touchdown!” cross, still has the Holy Family on either side, etc.

  7. Scott W. says:

    I guess what I am trying to say is that the before church demonstrates that there was the possibility of improvement. At one of the local parishes in my haunt, the very architecture means that nothing short of a wrecking ball will improve it.

  8. The improvements to that church are absolutely gorgeous. It is obvious that a lot of thought and heart went into it as well as a lot of hard work.

  9. Bill B. says:

    You will find only a “few” Catholic Churches in North Carolina. It is growing for sure with our run away children, escaping our cold and employmentless area. This church is beautiful for sure and probably cost a few arms and legs donated with a good heart! The folks dress well to attend Mass, they follow their Protestant neighbors lead. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Yawl come down now hea!

  10. Gretchen says:

    There may be only a “few” Catholic churches in North Carolina, but they are enormous and well-attended. Since NC was considered mission territory as recently as the early 1990’s, Catholics there are less complacent and much more willing to fight for their Catholicism than are the “cultural Catholics” here in Rochester. Also, both bishops in NC (there are only two dioceses – Charlotte in the west and Raleigh in the east) are solid shepherds of their people. Catholic schools there are thriving and parishes are being built, not closed.

  11. Bill B. says:

    Right accross the boarder in South Carolina is Fort Mill. The parish there (St. Phillip Neri)is huge. They will be building a bigger church soon (original built in 1998). Accents from all over. Still, locals follow the Protestant line. Now they don’t run Catholics out on a rail like they use to do, thank God!. Idea…let’s send our old tired churches to the South. There are Catholics there…

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