of the Retamar school had to meet the evangelizing needs of a school while becoming integrated into modern architecture with a current style.
The design was planned by the architecture firm Artytech2, while GRANDA was entrusted with the execution of the furnishings and artistic works, the liturgical elements, and the equipment of the sacristy.
area is enhanced by a large altarpiece composed of three relief panels, arranged in a pyramidal shape. The polychrome reliefs depict, on the left, the miraculous Catch of Fish, and on the right, the Holy Family, which Saint Josemaría, one of the patron saints of the school, aptly described as the ‘Trinity on Earth.’
God the Father is represented in the uppermost panel, with his right hand resting on the globe, a symbol of Divine Providence, with the Holy Spirit present. Theses figures form representation of the Holy Trinity with Christ present in the tabernacle, located directly below. To the left of the sanctuary there is a sculptural group made in bronze, where Saint Josemaría is represented surrounded by a family with children.
The gold and silverwork
were specially designed to match the altar and the ambo. The tabernacle, made of marble in trapezoidal shape, with gilded metal and dark marble listels is embedded in the altarpiece. Thus, the rear part, with a large Chrismon, is visible from the sacristy.
Its door is decorated with a relief of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan, made in gilt metal. The altar candlesticks reproduce again the trapezoidal shape in marble, with flat metal parts completing the succinct decoration and modern design.
The altar and the ambo
stand out against the dark floor of the chancel. They are both made of polished white marble and bronze reliefs. Both have a trapezoidal shape, with elegant and simple lines.
The front of the altar is decorated with a relief of the Last Supper, alluding to the Eucharistic Sacrifice celebrated on the altar.
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