"For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept myself still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor, I will gasp and pant" (Is 42:14)

Originality is returning to the origin


arcelona's La Sagrada Familia cathedral has been under construction for more than a hundred years since 19 March 1882. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí to uniquely reflect God's engineering plan in contrast with the more common human approaches. "There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature," Antonio Gaudí used to say, "Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners." Joan Bassegoda Nonell, a Barcelona scholar notes, "Gaudí's famous phrase, 'originality is returning to the origin,' [which] means that the origin of all things is nature, created by God." Fr JM Manzano SJ