New Liturgical Movement: Thomas Gordon Smith RIP

Ijust learned from Duncan Stroik that the architect Thomas Gordon Smith passed away this morning. He was one of the most important leaders in the movement to reclaim beauty in architecture, and particularly church architecture, over the last few decades, a movement which has born great fruits both in his own work, and in the work of those trained and mentored by him. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Smith on two occasions, once at the consecration of the FSSP seminary in Nebraska, which he designed, and again in Rome in the company of his wife, and his son, Fr Innocent Smith OP. (Fr Smith is a musicologist specializing in the chant tradition of the Dominican Order, and whose work we have featured a few times here on NLM.) He was a very kind man, and will be missed by many. Our condolences to all of his family and friends.

New Liturgical Movement: Thomas Gordon Smith RIP

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