Saturday, November 04, 2006

Sao Sebastiao, Lisbon

Not fifty yards from my hotel in the suburbs of Lisbon was this beautiful church: note to ecclestiastical architects - it is possible to design a church which is both simple and beautiful. Inside, however, one is transported into a different world - a Domus Aurea, almost.

I liked the pulpit, the design of which was also found in other churches in Lisbon. The priest did not use it. There is only one church I attend in which the pulpit is used - St Aloysius, Garnethill. Notice the folk staying on to pray after Mass. There were lots of young people at Mass on All Souls Day. Heartening.


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