Antonio Barluzzi, an architect in the Holy Land

What do the Basilicas of Mt. Tabor and of Gethsemane have in common? Or the façade in Crusader style of the Flagellation and the cubic, almost Cubist, tent of the Shepherds’ Field in Beit Sahur? One man: Antonio Barluzzi. Barluzzi, an Italian architect, consecrated his life to the Lord whilst remaining a layman. Or was it prayer that made him a tireless architect and never short of imagination? For each of the 24 churches, hospitals and schools that he built or restored, between 1912 and (…)

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