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Project Summary

Amidst the trees a place of worship is carved; a clearing of space and light. Marked by the sharp edge of a man-made wall adjacent to the highway and the soft moulding of earth within the site, Bailey Edward has designed a place of introspection and communion for the future Our Lady of Guadalupe diocese.

Leading the way into the Church, the fourteen stations of the cross are made of tree trunks cut down to create the church. Therefore, the beginnings of the land serve as literal as well as spiritual support to the building. Within the worship space, the altar standing on the elevated sanctuary, serves as the main focus “of the sign of Christ himself”. Residing quietly to the side of the worship space, the tabernacle’s power lifts the roof, opening the sky to within, thus creating a deserved place to honor the Lord, present in the sacrement.

Location

Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana

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A grove in the prairie is the beginning of the design by Bailey Edward. A pocket of life standing tall against the flat line of Earth. Trees clustered together in a community that gains strength through its numbers and relationships to each other. Providing protection from the harsher elements of life, the tree also serves as the start of human shelter. Such life deserves preservation as.