"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

The Spanish Church of Sant Pere in Corbera d'Ebre

Talk about a "worship space"...

The church and town was destroyed in the Spanish Civil War in the Battle of the Ebro, 25 July–16 November, 1938.  The ruined church was left standing as a memorial of the decimated town and the many dead.  The church was never restored - simply preserved.  Recently, Spanish architect Ferran Vizoso designed and installed a huge plexi-glass roof system to protect and preserve the ruin and restore it to multifunctional public use.  Story here.
Panorama of Corbera d'Ebre

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