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!

I did once say that to me art and the saints are the greatest apologetics for our faith.

Pope Benedict XVI