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Chapel in San Joaquin
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.
Pulpit and altar
The pulpit and altar reenforce the simplicity of the church.
The walls of stained glass offer an abstraction alluding to the missionaries of the Holy Spirit.
Close up of the altar/table
The altar/table reflects the impact of the liturgical movement, even prior to Vatican II.
Load bearing pillar with crucifix
Left to right: Santa Monica, baptismal font, pulpit, person, and altar.
Closeup of tryptic and altar
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.
The simple altar/table has the inscription "ichthus" meaning fish but which is the Greek acrostic for "Jesus Christ God's Son Savior."
Father Geraldo Lopez & architect Hector Giron
The crucifix is high in the apse, behind the simple altar/table. Again, an ancient church shows the impact of Vatican II.
Altar, pulpit and bishops chair are all marked by a solid simplicty.
The brutalism continues in the forms of the pulpit and altar.