EnVision Church is The Georgetown Center for Liturgy’s interactive online resource concerned with liturgy, spirituality, and sacred art and architecture. It is a forum for learning, sharing, networking, and conversation among:
» various professionals who assist faith communities with building and/or renovating places of worship and with commissioning artwork;
» parish leaders, building/renovation committees, parishioners engaged in liturgical ministries, including art and environment committees, and facility/maintenance staff;
» diocesan building/renovation and facilities commissions and offices; and
» everyone who is interested in the intersections between liturgy, theology, spirituality, sacred art and architecture.
In keeping with the mission of The Georgetown Center for Liturgy, EnVision Church is committed to fostering the renewal envisioned by the Second Vatican Council and rooted in the richness of the liturgical tradition. EnVision Church is guided by these principles:
» Liturgy (1) offers a primary means for people to encounter and respond to the Mystery of the Triune God; (2) constitutes and expresses the church’s identity; (3) forms worshipers as ministers of justice and peace, realized in right relationships with God, the human community, and all of creation; (4) is an essential source of nourishment for a Christian life characterized by contemplation, conversion, and discipleship.
» The Sacred is revealed in diverse cultures in a global context; thus, liturgical celebrations must be sensitive to this ongoing revelation.
» Liturgy, spirituality, theology, and the arts are inseparable.
The articles and images on the EnVisionChurch site include a variety of perspectives and opinions, which are not necessarily the perspectives and opinions of the staffs of The Georgetown Center for Liturgy and/or EnVisionChurch.
+Rev. Lawrence J. Madden, S.J., (1933 - 2011)
Editorial Director of EnVisionChurch
Director and Founder, The Georgetown Center for Liturgy
Johan van Parys, Ph.D., Artistic Director of EnVisionChurch
Director of Liturgy and the Sacred Arts, Basilica of Saint Mary
EnVisionChurch Board of Consultants:
Michael J. Boreskie, B.A., M.Arch., MAA
Architect/Artist/Liturgical Design Consultant
Winnepeg, Manitoba Canada
John Buscemi, M.Div., M.A.
Liturgical Artist and Design Consultant
Albany, Wisconsin U.S.A.
Jennifer Close, Ph.D.
Liturgist and Liturgical Artist
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Paul Covino, M.A.
Associate Chaplain and Director of Liturgy
The College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, Massachusetts U.S.A.
Michael E. DeSanctis, Ph.D.
Professor of Fine Arts/Worship Space Design Consultant
Erie, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
Artist & Owner
Devereaux Architectural Glass
Chico, California U.S.A.
Carol Frenning, ACLS
Liturgical Design Consultant
Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A.
Ken Griesemer, AIA, ACLS
Architect/Liturgical Artist and Design Consultant
Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A.
Rev. Patrick (Paddy) Jones
Director, National Centre for Liturgy
Maynooth, Co Kildare Ireland
J. David Richen, AIA
Architect and Consultant
Portland, Oregon U.S.A.
Rev. Richard Vosko, Ph.D.
Designer and Consultant for Worship Environments
Clifton Park, New York U.S.A.
David Wood, M.A.
Director, Office of Worship
The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Houston, Texas U.S.A.