After more than a year of renovation and restoration, the chapel of the Discalced Carmelite Infant Jesus Convent in Traverse City, Michigan, has been unveiled and reopened to the public.
The change responds to a desire of the American Catholic community to have churches that look like churches, as explained by Mother Mary of Jesus, abbess of the convent: "We decided to renovate the sanctuary to create an atmosphere of sacred beauty and transcendence". The convent was built in the 1960s in the utilitarian style of those years.
Duncan G. Stroik has been the architect in charge of the renovation, opting for a more classical style, to return to the sacred architecture the classical ideas of beauty and harmony.
Among the changes that have been made are the liturgical ornaments, such as the tabernacle, the altar cross and the candlesticks, all belonging to the "Rinascimento" collection designed with Duncan G. Stroik and made entirely in the art workshops that Granda owns in Madrid.