Tuesday, November 17, 2009

mind and soul

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.
--Louis Kahn (1901-1974) architect

A twelve-foot Celtic cross sits atop the soaring steeple of Seeger Chapel on the campus of Milligan College. Dedicated in 1967, the chapel contains 31,000 square feet of space and a 1,275 seat auditorium-sanctuary. The chapel is filled with symbols which express the Christian faith. The twelve stained glass windows of the main floor symbolize the twelve disciples. The east-facing windows of the balcony contain scenes from the Old Testament. The west-facing balcony windows depict New Testament scenes. The four stairways, located in the corners of the building, have large stained glass windows depicting the life of Christ: the Nativity, His Baptism, Resurrection and Ascension. Click here to see the brochure for Seeger Chapel and to read more about this inspiring structure.

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