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North Bergen – Our Lady of Fatima

The Church of Our Lady of Fatima with its dramatic main window of brilliantly faceted glass facets depicting the vision of Our Lady of Fatima is a fine example of postmodern ecclesiastical architecture. Completed during the last year of the Second Vatican Council, the church exemplifies the period and the revisions of the liturgy.

Its materials reflect contemporary trends as well. The concrete sidewalls of the church slope inward in prayer-like posture as they support the roof of pre-cast concrete planks topped with white marble chips. The aluminum band is embellishing fascia that stretches around the top of the church.

The carrillon tower is an independent concrete clad steeel shaft that rises near the front of the church and is surmounted by a large aluminum cross.

Similarly of the period, in the interior the combination of simplicity and elegance and the utilization of marble, brick, aluminum, glass, and walnut in combination have resulted in a church of openness and beauty.

The colored facets of the facade of the church are complimented by the multicolored glass used in the creation of the Stations of the Cross. In the sanctuary, white marble and aluminum dominate and the focus is clearly on the altar of sacrifice.

About The Building

Architect(s)

  • Comparteeo and Kenny

Architectural Style

  • Postmodern

Renovations

  • 1989 - Richard Markey - Consultant Gregory Arner - Architect New interior walls Statues polychromed

Current Status: In use

Current Owner and Use: [gallery]

Interior Pictures

Exterior Pictures

Year Opened: 1965

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