Fifty Catholic Churches to See Before You Die

                                                                   Elena Curti

Describing the architecture of Westminster Cathedral, the poet John Betjeman wrote of being “Surprised by Joy”. Elena Curti  has been surprised by the same joy as she recommends her favourite fifty churches to see before you die. Readers will be moved  by the history, the sacrifice, the architecture and artefacts contained within these sacred spaces. All who visit these churches, and all who read this seminal book, will surely be reminded of the words of T. S. Eliot on visiting the church in the Huntingdonshire village of Little Gidding:

You are not here to verify,

Instruct yourself, or inform curiosity,

Or carry report. You are here to kneel

Where prayer has been valid.

                                                     (Little Gidding 1:43-46)

+George Stack
Archbishop of Cardiff
Archbishop of Cardiff

978 085244 962 2

304 Pages  including full colour illustrations
229 x 152mm


Late September 2020


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