New Sacred Icons in Austin

New Sacred Icons in Austin

One of the parishes that I often visit recently installed two large new icons, and I was very impressed by the dedication of the community to choose such a beautiful form of art for their church’s sacred art. I did some research and found lots of great information and images to share at my latest post at

Sometimes we Catholics take the beauty of our churches for granted. In our tradition, we believe that the house of God deserves our best and our first. Often we’re criticized for this because it is thought by some that the money invested in the beauty of a sacred space could be spent on helping causes for social justice. Both are important, and the investments spent on the beauty of a sacred space is not in vain.

In the past few generations, many of the parishes in the United States have invested less in the physical building of our churches, and in many ways, this has left some parishes somewhat beautiful but mostly still beige and bland. When our architecture is mild or even boring, it fails to communicate the grandeur and awe found in the power of the Gospel.

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Cristóbal Almanza

Latino artist, designer (IA, UX, UI) and strategist with a passion for human-centered design. All opinions are my own.

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