• Baptismal Font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Following an ancient tradition revived by the liturgical movement, the baptismal font stands at the entrance of the church room. The tapestry on the wall behind the baptismal font is an abstract reminder of us the baptism ...
    • The church room with liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Seen from the choir the front of the church room contains many elements with the tapestry behind the altar giving focus to the room. The functions left to right: (half) of the altar for the reserved host, behind which is ...
    • Close up of liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The altar continues the brutalist theme as do the chairs for the clergy. Whatever ones attitude towards brutalism, the elements none the less convey the permanence of sacrament and sacerdotium.
    • Liturgical center with pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The pulpit frontal is also of poured concrete which also provides a prominent placement for the Gospel.
    • St. Jean 1965-1967 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Pierre Pinsart, architect. The church was built between 1965-1967. The church is within the diocese of Paris but located in the suburb of Antony.
    • St. Jean Exterior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The architecture is plainly brutalist, intended to give the impression of strength and permanence. It was part of the effort of the Roman Catholic Church in France to participate in the contemporary artistic and architectural ...
    • Stairs leading to the church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Following a long tradition of ascent to participate in worship, this flight of stairs to gain access to the church room takes considerable effort on the part of the worshipper.