The Vatican II religion in concrete…

Just Brutal: Saint Anna Church near Bari, Italy

It’s time again to take a look at some of the stunning architectural contributions with which the Vatican II religion has graced the world.

Today we would like to introduce our readers to the blob of concrete known as the Parish Church of St. Anna (Chiesa parrocchiale di Sant’Anna) in Monopoli, Italy, near Bari. The architect who perpetrated this aesthetic catastrophe is Nazario Losavio.

Here are some additional photos, taken from the Messa in Latino blog (some have been cropped):

Clearly the work of a Catholic trying to emphasize the supernatural, this building immediately raises one’s thoughts heavenward, doesn’t it? Either way, it’s amusing to see that they always add flowers to the sanctuary to make it look pretty. Wouldn’t want to have an ugly worship space, now would we?

Designed in the late 1980s, construction of the church was finished in 1993. Its architectural style is aptly known as “Brutalism”, which became popular in the post-World War II era. It is a truly brutal attack on the senses, especially man’s innate sense of beauty.

One of the ultimate Brutalist buildings associated with the Vatican II Church is the long-abandoned St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, Scotland:

More scary photos of the pseudo-church of St. Anna can be found at the Messa in Latino blog.

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