• A place to rest 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Eugene Potente taking notes in one of the quiet nooks in the Franciscan building.
    • Exploitation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The authority of viceroy and clergy exploited Natives both for produce and the building of haciendas and churches.
    • Guilardi house 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Simplicity of spaces stairs and doorway with a mysterious stone ball for décor.
    • Crucifix 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
    • Entry 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The announcement of masses indicates a total of 10 on sundays and festivals with 5 on weekdays. The brutalist architecture has obviously not discouraged worshippers.
    • A confessional 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      A confessional of rustic simplicity.
    • San Agustin de Acolman 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Begun in 1539, completed in 1560. San Agustin was a fortress church offering safety in the face of Native insurrection.
    • Hospitality 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The Guilardi's provided hospitality for our group.
    • Apse 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Obviously influenced by Vatican II the renovation by Robina has reduced the usual statuary and iconography to the great golden banner behind the altar containing a single image of St. James. In the squinches of the dome ...
    • Chapel in San Joaquin 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Close up of the altar in its simplicity. Blocks of stone inscribed with a simple "icthus." Behind the altar to the side is the tabernacle for the reserved host.
    • Looking through the kitchen to the studio 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Structural member on the right.
    • The incredibly flamboyant churrigeresque reredos of Santa Prisca. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
    • Temple of the Companions of Jesus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The Temple of the companions of Jesus (Templo Compania de Jesus), originally constructed 1765.
    • Entrance with sculpture 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
    • View of the valley 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
    • The Plaza of the Three Cultures 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Ruins of Aztec temples and the church of Santaigo de Tlateloco. The office blocks are now the property off the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
    • The Basilica of the Virign of Guadalupe 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The old Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe was completed in 1709. This Basilica became the center of devotion to the Virgin.
    • Virgin and child 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
    • Closeup of tryptic and altar 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The lectern and chair for the celebrant as well as the cloth of gold in front of the tabernacle for the reserved host reenforces Barragan's ability to express visual wonder with the utmost simplicity.
    • Water sculpture and trees 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Is it possible that the grafiti artists failed to have the temerity to leave their names in the presence of this natural and architectural purity?