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Of all the churches I've seen thus far, there's one, located here in West Hartford, that clearly stands out. It is the church of the Saint Peter Claver parish. It doesn't stand out by its majestic architecture, the way most churches, irrespective of denomination, do. It actually stands out by being different, by breaking the pattern, as I see it. In particular, this church stands out by the simplicity of its architecture.

I don't know anything about the architect who designed it but here are a few words about this church I found on the parish's web site:
"The church of St. Peter Claver, while blending with its rustic surroundings, was designed with a view to the future - to the time when, more and more, the church will be used not only as a place to renew oneself spiritually, but also as a place of communion with the entire community.
The exterior of the church is a contemporary structure with massive walls constructed of 360 tons of fieldstone taken from the boundary walls of an old farm in Hebron, Connecticut. The stone work rises three-quarters of the distance to the roof; the remaining wall height is formed by natural unpainted wood. The deeply-sloping, graceful roof is of wooden shingles."

Dedicated to our friend Mihaela

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