Mantilla the Hon on Modern Churches

Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada.

Listen to me for a minute hon. I am coming back from United States where I have been visiting this big fashionista show for church peoples. Many beautiful vestments and I am taking many orders for our birettas which is a good sign, but hon you wouldn’t believe what the modern American Catholic churches are like! Madre de Dios! I am driving down this road in America looking for the Catholic Church and it look like all the other buildings, maybe it a shopping mall, or maybe a dentist office or maybe a restaurant. You can’t tell. All the building. They look alike. Driving down the road in America is like maybe visiting Disneyland. Everything made out of plaster and plastic you know what i mean hon?

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  • Gentillylace

    When will Mantilla marry Augusto? She has been engaged to him for a long time, ¿verdad?

    By the way. Mantilla, can’t Catholic church architecture be simultaneously beautiful, sturdy *and* comfortable? I think God would want us to be at home in His house, not all stiff and sore, uncomfortable and ill at ease :-) If the pews are not padded, they should at least be ergonomically correct wooden pews — and please, make the kneelers nice and heavily padded.

  • Joseph R.

    I was on a trip to Minnesota. We went to the Saturday Vigil Mass at the local Catholic church. Driving up, I thought the building looked like they had converted a drive in movie screen to the outside wall of the church. We go inside, and sure enough, there’s three (THREE!) jumbo screens up on the walls so they can show the responses, hymns, and pretty pictures to the congregation.

  • Tzard

    Miss Amontillado,

    You are so right that God’s house is not a place to go “see Mass happen”. Even with all the seating arrangements, we have forgotten that the little children still cannot see Mass – there’s always some tall man or lady in a mantilla sitting or standing in front of them. Yet they come just the same and have Faith and have faith in their parents. Jesus says to come to him like little children.

  • Will

    People like different styles of architecture. I do not think it makes a difference to God.

  • Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    If God doesn’t mind why did he tell Moses how to build the tabernacle and tell Solomon how to build the temple?