Friday, March 25, 2011

SACRA FAMIGLIA (OSAKA UMEDA CATHOLIC CHURCH) Cathedral / Consecrate Ceremony on March 6, 2011 / Cecco Bonanotte

※ In the aftermath of the Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake, we express great sympathy to all sufferers. We wish the saving of the sufferers go on smoothly, and the living in the disaster area get rebuilt as soon as possible.

The Consecrate Ceremony of the Cathedral in SACRA FAMIGLIA (OSAKA UMEDA CATHOLIC CHURCH) was held at Umeda Ward in Osaka, March 6. The works in the church were produced by Cecco Bonaotte, and the design of the church was done by his son, Pier Paolo Maria Bonanotte.

This church was planned by 5 churches in umeda area, Osaka. It is a four-story complex facility, produces an impressive space with the fusion of tradition and modernity. In other stories of the building, there are the satellite campus of Sophia University, the bookstore of Sanpaolo, which deals with the books of Catholic and so on.

Utilizing the natural light, the pure white church marvelously brings out the grace and lightness of the bronze sculpture by Bonanotte.

Address: Toyosaki 3-12-8, Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka 〒531-0072
Phone: +81-6-6225-8871
Access: 2 minutes on foot from No.4 Exit of Nakatsu St., Midosuji Line
4 minutes on foot from Chayamachi Exit of Umeda St., Hankyu Line
10 minutes on foot from Midosuji-kita Exit of Osaka St., JR Line [no parking lot]