In February 2013, the then President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Cardinal Stanilaw Rylko, blessed and placed the cornerstone of the Church of the Risen who passed through the Cross, in the Shalom General Diakonia, seat of the General Government of Shalom Catholic Community, based in Aquiraz, a city that belongs to the Archdiocese of Fortaleza, Brazil.
The church is distinguished by its spiritual aspect
The church is 26 meters high, over two thousand square meters, and able to accommodate a thousand seated individuals. However, this church is distinguished by its spiritual aspect.
“The Church of the Risen who has passed through the Cross will be a sign of Shalom charism throughout the world, while at the same time it will be a house with its doors always open, where many will come and where many will leave, because from this church the missionaries will be sent all around the world”, explains Moysés Azevedo, founder of Shalom Community.
Generous benefactors from all over the world
Built with the help of benefactors from various parts of the world, the Church begins yet another phase of its construction, the installation of the windows. A set of 379 square meters of incorporated pieces into the architectural design of the temple.
“Through the colors and their positioning, the stained glass windows make reference to different areas of the temple, such as the space of the Chapel of Reconciliation, the Baptistery, the Chapel of the Mother of God and the Blessed Sacrament”, says Leandro Formolo, General Treasurer of Shalom Community .
While the colours purple, red, blue, and gold bring into light the believer, in relation to penance, the Holy Spirit, the Mother of God and the Resurrection of the Lord. The parts will be placed throughout the structure, fixed with a metal system.
“The stained glass windows will further embellish this monument which is built for the glory of God”, emphasizes Leandro Formolo.
A Church is built with the support of its people
In this final phase of the campaign, benefactors can contribute by donating the amount of 600 euros, corresponding to the plant of 1 square meter of colored glass on the building. Donations can be made through the following forms:
Comunità Cattolica Shalom
Codice IBAN: IT40W0335901600100000008887
Codice BIC: BCITITMX
Banca: BANCA PROSSIMA – FILIALE DI MILANO – 20121 – PIAZZA PAOLO FERRARI 10 – MILANO
For further information you can contact us:
Shalom International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the phases of the Church’s construction
(see photo: https://comshalom.org/cada-passo-que-da-vida/)
1st – Blessing of the cornerstone
On February 2nd, 2013, the then president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, celebrated the rite of positioning the cornerstone of the Church of the Risen who has passed through the Cross. On that date, the liturgy celebrated the feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus in the Temple.
2nd – Construction of the bases and ceiling installation
The triangular ceiling of the Church refers to the mystery of the Holy Trinity.=
3rd – Fixing of the metal structure
The fixing of the metal structure and the imposition of the ceiling, aligned to all the architectural projects of the Church, had guidelines for environmental comfort and energy.
4th – Fixing of limestone and porcelain stones
5th – Construction of the arches of the chapels and of the presbytery
6th – Wall of the central icon and the chapels
At this stage of construction, the wall was erected to receive the icon with the theme of the mystery of the Church. The wall is 16 meters high and 6 meters wide. The construction was done obeying the standards of a sustainable, clean and intelligent environment.
7th – Fixing of colored windows
Building a church is undoubtedly an act of people of faith. You can be part of this spiritual work. Want to collaborate with the campaign and become a benefactor of the Church of the Risen who has passed through the Cross? The Shalom Charism needs you.