Friday, October 10, 2014

Another Great Lecture in DC: Church Architecture since Vatican II

The School of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., has announced that this year's Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Duncan Stroik on the subject of 'Church Architecture since Vatican II'. The lecture, which is open and free to the general public, will be given at 4pm on Thursday 30 October 2014 in Caldwell Auditorium on the university campus. A reception will follow.

Duncan G. Stroik is a practicing architect, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. His award-winning work includes the Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in Santa Paula, California and the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

A frequent lecturer on sacred architecture and the classical tradition, Stroik co-edited Reconquering Sacred Space and has recently authored The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal. Mr. Stroik is an inaugural member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and founding editor of Sacred Architecture Journal.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Yale University School of Architecture.

For more information please contact 202-319-5492 or email

I also wrote about Duncan Stroik recently, as you can find here. As someone who has been in a church Duncan has designed, I can attest to his skill and sense of beauty.