Last week we attended the annual Catholic Conference for Facilities Managers (CCFM). At conferences such as this, we were constantly reminded of our commitment to sustaining the integrity and beauty of churches across America by way of restoration, conservation, and new design. An effort dedicated to the preservation of architectural and ecclesiastical history for the present generation and for generations 100 years from now.
Relativism and minimalism pose new design questions regarding sacred art and symbolism. Though we are not opposed to any particular design style, old or new, we are steadfast in our belief that beautiful art and symbolism are necessary in communicating the mysteries, stories, and prayers of any religion.