THEOLOGY STUDENTS CHAPEL
The donor of this building wanted to dedicate it to the Holy Eucharist. Actually, the exterior’s shape of the building was made thinking in the Fractio Panis.
The chapel has four doors, opened to the four cardinal points and the roofs that cover those entrances are arrow shaped, trying to remind anyone who enters that the Eucharist not only gather us around one table, one body and makes us communicate with Christ transforming us in one body, but that the Holy Sacrament makes us have the same feelings Our Lord Jesus had.
So, it reminds us that, after the Mass celebration, we must go to all the nations, proclaiming the Gospel, the good news, that God loves us and loves us so much that He becomes the bread of life for us.
The whole design is very simple and minimalist; and the building is of great quality, the forms, the artistic use of natural light, the textures and colors create a very rich space with a deep sense of sacredness.
The altar is in the geographical center of the building, and the presbitery is inspired in the symbol of divinity that is painted over Our Lady of Guadalupe’s womb: the christian altar placed over the symbol used by her to teach the naturals that they should accept Jesus Christ as the Only and True God.
With a small budget, all materials were optimized to take advantage of their qualities. The place is sacred, the acoustics are wonderful, specially during the liturgical a capella chants, and it is easy to follow the ceremonies and pray.
The photographs, even as good as they are, do not catch the expression of Christ in the Crucifix: Nobody can take my life away, I have the power to give my life and re-take it again. Full self-donation, in full liberty, and total love for us, sinners.
Do this in memory of me.
Main designer: Rev. José Castaño