The architecture and design of a sacred space can impact or enhance the experience of worship. As such, much thought is put into their design and furnishing. For example, the design of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the United States’ first cathedral, reflects the neoclassical design of buildings being built in the nation’s capital at the same time.
Articles in this section reflect on the architecture, construction, and design of sacred spaces such as churches, cathedrals, and basilicas. From the renovation of Sacred Heart Cathedral to the Notre Dame’s reconstruction after a devastating fire, find news and features about churches within the Diocese of Rochester and beyond.