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Holy personal : looking for small private places of worship

Author: Laura Chester
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Having decided to design and build a private chapel, Laura Chester embarks on a pilgrimage to discover other private places of worship and to talk with their owners about the spiritual paths that led to their creation. In the stories she gathers about the making of these chapels, temples, stupas, and shrines, Chester documents the joyous variety of American religious expression, while Donna DeMari's luminous  Read more...

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Named Person: Laura Chester; Laura Chester; Laura Chester
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Chester
ISBN: 0253338042 9780253338044
OCLC Number: 44019284
Description: xix, 199 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Thomas Moore Introduction [1.] Little Rose Chapel Conceived Part One: The Pilgrimage Begins, East/Midwest [2.] Michael Dowling, Root Cellar Chapel, South Boston, Massachusetts [3.] Stefanopoulos Family, Greek Orthodox Chapel, Armenia, New York [4.] From Wedding Bells to Bavarian Blessing, Central Wisconsin [5.] Don & Winifred Boynton, An American Stavkirke, Door County, Wisconsin [6.] Janet Williams, An Adirondack Style Chapel, Lake Champlain, Vermont [7.] Little Audrey's Santo's Garage Chapel, Worcester, Massachusetts [8.] Little Rose Chapel Breaks Ground Part Two: Holy Country, Southwest [9.] Patsy Skyline Lowry, Straw Bale Milagro Chapel, Elgin, Arizona [10.] Lori Mendez & Earl Niichel, Rosicrusian Temple, Mowry, Arizona [11.] Gabriel Cousens, Essene Temple, Patagonia, Arizona [12.] Valer & Josiah Austin, El Coronado Ranch Chapel, Pearce, Arizona, and Beyond [13.] Ramon Lopez, Santa Fe Santero, New Mexico [14.] Holy Country, Chimayo, New Mexico North [15.] Zoraida & Eulogio Ortega, Capilla of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Velarde, New Mexico [16.] Ra Paulete, Sandstone Cathedral, Espanola, New Mexico [17.] Little Rose Chapel Underway Part Three: Be Blessed, Deep South [18.] Margaret & Harmon Denis, All Is Welcome Temple, Vicksburg, Mississippi [19.] Bayou Chapels: Our Lady of Blind River, Madonna Chapel, and Noonie Smith's Memorial Chapel [20.] Priestess Miriam, Erzulie's Altar, New Orleans, Louisiana [21.] Ruard Veltman & Friends, A Chapel Made of Tires, Hale County, Alabama [22.] Little Rose Chapel Continues Part Four: Broken Open, Far West [23.] James Hubbell, Sea Ranch Chapel, Mendocino, California [24.] Dunstan Morrissey, A Wine Cask Chapel, Sonoma, California [25.] Shelley Masters, Mother Goddess Altar, San Francisco, California [26.] Jerry Wennstrom & Marilyn Strong, Flaming Stupa, Puget Sound, Washington [27.] A Night of Atonement at The Moonlodge, Northern New Mexico [28.] Hanne & Maurice Strong's Manitou and Barbara & William Howell's Sanctuary House, Crestone, Colorado [29.] Little Rose Chapel Dedication Acknowledgments Notes of Credit Selected Bibliography Visitor's Guide
Responsibility: Laura Chester ; photographs by Donna DeMari ; foreword by Thomas Moore.


Includes chapters that address such questions as: what spiritual path leads an individual to want to create a private place of worship; does such a space conflict with or supplement worship in a more  Read more...


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"The ultimate effect of a worthy spiritual life would be beautiful lives in a beautiful world. This beautiful book is an excellent start." --from the Foreword byThomas Moore, author of Care of the Read more...

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