• Balconies 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The multiple balconies surmount side chapels. The lower balcony can be entered from the roadway. The balcony above is intended to have a bridge to a not-yet-constructed campanile.
    • The ceiling 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The many concrete folds of the ceiling precisely reflect the exterior. A few small skylights give some illumination and appreciation for the interior volume of the building.
    • Chapel with votive candles 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      A perimeter chapel with votive candles and stained glass with semi abstract flaming candles.
    • Great church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      A religious structure worthy of the culmination of an arduous pilgrimage.
    • Great church room with multiple perimeter chapels 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      From left to right: a chapel with the great rose window and perhaps a monumental structure to hold the tabernacle. Toward the center of the photo, a side chapel marked only by a semiabstract hanging with the extended hand ...
    • The great pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • The great rose window, Gottfried Bohm, artist 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Here Bohm's great rose window comes into full view, perhaps a reference to the biblical "Rose of Sharon," seen in the Middle Ages as an Old Testament symbol of Christ. The rose itself is set in an abstract filigree surmounted ...
    • The Interior of the pilgrimage church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The immense space of the pilgrimage church is apparent from the street lamps which have simply been moved indoors for illumination. At the very center of the church is the altar as dictated by Rudolph Schwarz, a relative ...
    • Interior of Wallfahrskirche 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      A slightly different angle from another lower balcony gives yet another perspective of the church room including the concrete stairway to the great pulpit. The great windows, also designed by the architect, begin to make ...
    • Interior with Bohm window 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Once again, 1984 Ektachrome could not replicate what the eye could see in its ability to span light and dark.
    • Perimeter chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      A perimeter chapel has a great structure of the tree of life including a Madonna and Child with candles, flowers, and fabric manor.
    • Wallfahrskirche, 1963-1968, Neviges, Germany 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Gottfried Bohm, architect. Bohm's conviction was that a pilgrimage church should represent a very different experience from ones parish church. The pilgrimage church should be the columniation of a journey, here marked by ...