Saturday, 12 July 2008

Shrine of Christ the King

Recently discovered online, two videos about the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, Illinois:

The former St. Clara/St. Gelasius church on the south side of Chicago was designed and built by the masterful Henry J. Schlacks in 1923. Schlacks applied classical models from Italy, most particularly Rome, to the many magnificent churches he designed in Chicago during the early twentieth century. Among these historical edifices that he built, the church of St. Clara/St. Gelasius stands out as his life's masterpiece, with its application of concepts from the many triumphal arches of antiquity, including the three arched doorways, and the four imposing statues placed above the pediment.

Saved from demolition, this beautiful Church was given to the Institute of Christ the King, who now labour to restore the former church of St. Gelasius. Please consider donating to this most worthy project.

More information can be found at

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