• Altar/table, font, and pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      From the baptismal font in the foreground, right, one sees the altar on the axis of the church. A pulpit is on the left.
    • Approach to the main entry 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The simplicity of the painted steel framing becomes evermore apparent as one approaches. The influence of Mies van der Rohe is apparent.
    • Approach to the Piuskirche 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The main church room can be reached by the ascending steps from the street whereas the crypt underneath it can be entered directly from the downward side of the slope.
    • Choir balcony and organ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      At the west end of the church is a magnificent pipe organ mounted in the choir balcony supported by confessionals, restrooms, and stairs to the balcony, addressing all the frailties of human kind including the need for music.
    • Close up of organ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Close up of Virgin and Child 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The sculpture of Mary would appear to be very traditional and ancient, giving this very modern church some continuity with its religious past.
    • Detail of steel framing 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Devotional "chapel" 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      In one corner of the front of the great church room is a sculpture of Mary and Child surrounded by a tree and flowers with pews for private devotion.
    • Floral plantings surrounding church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The rich plantings of flowers soften the view of the exterior.
    • The liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      While the Pantelicon marble walls are white from the exterior, when viewed from the interior, the 28 millimeter thick panels are translucent, the limitation of film in 1984 results in an accurate color rendition of the ...
    • Main entry, rectory, and parish premises 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • One of four main entry doors 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Jean Myers gives a sense of human scale to the size of the doors and church.
    • Passion Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      A view of the members of the 1984 IFRAA, who have made their way down to the crypt beneath Fueg's church
    • Passion Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The Passion Chapel (lower chapel), designed by Charles Wyrsch, is built into the slope and can be entered from the road.
    • Piuskirche, 1964-1966, Meggen, Switzerland 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Franz Fueg, architect. The building of this church was approved by a vote of the people of Meggen by a two-thirds majority. It sits on the crest of a small hill overlooking the town and Lake Lucerne.
    • Reserved host and altar table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The liturgical architectural dicta of Vatican II concerting a separate chapel for the reserved host had not impacted Fueg's church in its design phase. The table and pulpit reflect the austere steel framing of the church.