From St Peter's to Notre Dame: The Sacred Art of Architecture


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"Then whoever was born a poet became an architect... in the direction of architecture,—gushed forth through that art, and its Iliads assumed the form of cathedrals." - Victor Hugo

This week's episode comes from Rome, where we discuss the heritage and perspective that architecture gives to the Catholic faith. We discuss the recent fire at Notre Dame and look into Victor Hugo's famous novel on the cathedral to find out why these buildings hold a special place in our faith and history.

Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Rachel Sherlock and Phoebe Watson

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Works and Authors mentioned:

Elizabeth Lev

Built Form of Theology: The Natural Sympathies of Catholicism and Classicism

Elizabeth Lev on Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (This Will Kill That)

To make Britain Richer, Make Britain Beautiful

The Neuroscience of Architecture: The Good, the Bad—and the Beautiful

The Liturgical Arts Journal

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Book: The Wanderings of Clare Skymer by George MacDonald


Film: The Sisters Brothers

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