St. Charles Borromeo church is both a departure from conventional church architecture and a great achievement in expressing a devotional spirit. The architect, Joseph Sanford…
Founded in 1826, St. John’s is the oldest parish in the Archdiocese of Newark. The original church was dedicated in 1830. The present church was…
St. Patrick’s became the pro-cathedral in 1853.
Designed by Jeremiah O’Rourke — architect of the Seton Hall University Chapel and Presidents Hall — this Gothic Revival church was constructed with local brownstone. It’s elaborate spire, added in 1881, with protruding gargoyles and statues of the four evangelists, is unique as is the sanctuary floor with its magnificent floral-patterned parquetry.
A melange of architectural styles, St. Columba’s is based on the early 18th-century Chapelle Royale of Versailles. Its facade and semi-circular porch are copied from Pietro da Cortona’s mid-17th-century church of Santa Maria della Pace in Rome, and its bell tower is a smaller version of the Renaissance campanile of St. Mark’s in Venice.
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