The emotion we feel upon entering a truly sacred place is our heart’s spontaneous response to the Divine. It is our soul’s relief and gratitude of returning to spiritual respite.

As the Word is to our ears and minds, sacred environment is to our eyes and hearts. We enjoy a renewed perspective with each visit and are forever changed with each experience. It’s where our human presence can freely mingle with God’s Eternal Spirit.

Above all the environment joyously proclaims that these are indeed holy grounds – this is God’s house!

Everything we see in a Catholic church is there for a single purpose: to tell a love story.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina