of St. Ignatius
of the Light
Saints Margaret Street
Church of Christ
Chapel of St. Ignatius is largely modern in its representations.
Except for the Catholic crucified Christ on the east nave wall, the language
used is abstract and universal. This is most clearly seen in the
Blessed Sacrament Chapel, a small chapel within the chapel to house the
tabernacle. The space is an artistic installation by Linda Beaumont
and has at its core a twisted Madrona tree, symbolizing lifeís struggles.
A problem with the
Chapel of St. Ignatius is the incongruity between the interior and exterior
experiences of the building. While the qualities of light achieved
inside are breathtaking and inspiring, the outward appearance of the church
seems to be only the byproduct of the light scoops and the idea of the
seven bottles. The chapel also looks very uninviting, especially
compared to the courtyard just in front of it.