Pontifical Academy of Ecclesiastics, Rome.
The palazzo dell'accademia ecclesiastica is a lovely and historical palace, save for this renovated chapel.
Laughable that costly and needless renovations such as this have been advertised to the faithful as liturgical "renewal."
I don't know if its the clolor programming on my computer but I don't see an altar in this picture. Just an ugly chair and a lectern.ReplyDelete
Is that a fancy bathroom? Not real private is itReplyDelete
Good grief. Who got away with putting in a chair that looks like a toilet?ReplyDelete
This is beyond belief.
Among the worst renovations I have ever seen. And how many seminarians are there....2-3 maybe? With a chapel like that..I wouldn't expect more.ReplyDelete
It is in the Vatican, not Rome 'cause it be extra-territorial.ReplyDelete
At first and second glance, the chair looks like a toilet stool.ReplyDelete
Looks like most of the stuff out there these days. Some of you obviously have had an overdose of the Baroque. His Holiness seems content and who is more Catholic than he?ReplyDelete
What in heaven's name is in this picture?ReplyDelete
Am I daft, or what?
That little thing under the Crucifix cannot be a tabernacle, is it?
And the chair? Toilet it sure looks like, as the others have said...my, my, my...
Thank God, it is not in my mind, others have seen it, too. Now to the negative part: It is not in my mind; therefore it must be real (shudder). I'd like to suggest to the designer of this 'original' sessio to seek professional help. Urgently. Possibly today.ReplyDelete
Let's look on the bright side of things: the students of the Pontifical Academy of Ecclesiastics usually go into the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See. Some of them end up as Nuncios (some 'professional lay-catholics' like to call them 'De-Nuncios'). If that is the Academy's Chapel, the students get to know the adversary early on ...
Just like Craig K said: the sedillia looks like a toilet!ReplyDelete
This chapel has been rearranged in the late eighties by Cardinal Justin Rigali, then Archbishop-President of the Academy. Being one of the initiators of the Manhattan Declaration he may be forgiven.ReplyDelete
Justin Rigali gives us B-movie cinema homage -- a double bill of '70s-style schlock!ReplyDelete