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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 05:59 PM
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A fascinating and beautiful article in the Guardian by Austin Ivereigh
on Gaudi the architect and the man, and his creation of the stunning cathedral in Barcelona, the Sacrada Familia:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/nov...
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-10 12:14 PM
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1. I had no idea about the life of the architect. Very interesting. Thanks.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-10 05:41 PM
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2. Nor me. It was a revelation. You'd think his life would have been more
widely publicised, wouldn't you?
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-10 07:08 PM
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3. Indeed. There's been more said about saints who have had a less dramatic life change.
This sentence cries out for more information.

"Over the next 30 years, he shed his wealth, spent more and more time in prayer, gave up meat and alcohol, put his money into improving the lot of the poor of his barrio, and dedicated himself entirely to the Sagrada Famlia, convinced that God had called him to this great task. He died, after being run over by a tram aged 72, a beloved pauper, lauded as genius and admired as a saint."
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