Rorate Caeli

Grab your lightsabers!

From the Italian Catholic blog Fides et Forma comes news of the "Church of the Resurrection" (Chiesa della Resurrezione), a Catholic church to be built in the city of L'Aquila in the next twelve months, by a studio aptly named "Nothing":

Fides et Forma then goes on to compare the shape of the church-to-be to a variety of, er, "things", including this:

For more comparisons, see this and this.

For more on this church, click here.

For other posts on the same blog with pictures illustrating contemporary church art and architecture in Italy, see this, this, this, this, this, this, and this... there are others.


  1. It reminds me of a big, fat maggot! It's a rather maggoty building.

    (definition of 'maggoty': full of oddities)

  2. That is just an outright abomination.

  3. Anonymous2:23 PM

    These buildings are designed by pagans, for pagans.

  4. Anonymous2:45 PM

    "These buildings are designed by pagans, for pagans."

    They're designed by neocatholics for neocatholics. Pagan temples are beautiful, like in Rome or Greece.

  5. No, pagans generally have better taste in architecture.

  6. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Considering that a lot of the beautiful sacred art in L'Aquila was destroyed during the earthquake and they want to replace it with this? The studio that is building it is calle 'nothing,' what does that tell you? Someone needs to build a neo-gothic Church right next to this hideous church to overshadow it.

  7. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Looks like a Sandworm from the DUNE series.

  8. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Jabba is more ascetically pleasing than that horrible model for a church.

  9. There's still hope:

  10. Anonymous1:57 AM

    Ugly as Original Sin itself...

  11. HaHa! I'm sorry, that was kinda funny. Btw, why does it matter who designed it and for whom? It's beautiful and that's all that should matter.
    I agree with the anonymous guy, Greek temples are very beautiful.

  12. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Yes, maggots, sandworms and caterpillars immediately come to mind. What an abomination. I suspect that we are going to have a re-run of the Millenium church in Rome, another illiturgical atrocity. I doubt if, once built, it will survive to celebrate its centenary.

  13. Anonymous10:45 PM

    I shudder to think what might come out of this "pupae".

  14. Oliver12:06 PM

    Yes, pagan Rome did have some standards good enough for the Church to build on. Among the ruins of Pompeii, you can see in the temples of rich families designs which the Church later copied. Well worth a visit to discover some of the Church's origins.

  15. Anonymous3:29 AM

    "...come over to the dark side, Luke"


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