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Seattle University’s Chapel

Seattle University’s Chapel December 30, 2011

Where snobby Jesuits can go to console themselves about being so superior to the rest of the disappointing Church:

Broadway & Madison: What’s something the average faculty or staff member might not know about the chapel?

Father Cobb: Non-Catholics might be consoled to know that in 1995 we asked Steven Holl to design a chapel that would be “engaging for people of all faiths or no faith or faith-under-crisis.” The poet Rilke once advised that when people disappoint you, you should turn to nature because nature will not disappoint you, and I feel something similar about the Catholic Church. When it disappoints you, which is likely to be every day, you can turn to places such as the chapel where God’s saving presence seems tangible and life-giving.

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