August 8, 2011. (Romereports.com) Antoni Gaudí is mostly known for his unique style and for being the most important architect of Catalan Modernism. But, in the future, the Spaniard could also be known as a Saint.
José Manuel Almuzara President, Association for the Beatification of Antoni Gaudí "Since 1992, when we founded the Association for the Beatification of Antoni Gaudí, our priority has been to spread Gaudi's devotion throughout the world. That is, to discover him as more than just an architect, but also as a person and a Christian.”
He was known as "God's architect” and it's easy to see why. The temple of the Holy Family is a true architectural masterpiece, but it's also a catechism in stone. The facades trace the life of Jesus.
José Manuel Almuzara President, Association for the Beatification of Antoni Gaudí "Every day thousands of people go to see the basilica of the “Holy Family.” They recognize that beyond this wonderful building, is a devout Christian. More people are discovering that this type of architecture leads them to God, whether it be consciously or subconsciously.”
This Christian sense seems to always be present in Gaudi's designs. Not only in his religious works of course, but also in his civil work.
José Manuel Almuzara President, Association for the Beatification of Antoni Gaudí "It's interesting because in all his work, be it religious or even civil, he left his Christian mark. The Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Park Güell, the Casa Calvet; they all expressed their love for God through a cross, a detail that reminds us of the Virgin Mary.”
Jose Manuel Almuzara says the association has received hundreds of letters that detail favors that were granted through the intercession of Gaudi, among them is a possible miracle.
José Manuel Almuzara President, Association for the Beatification of Antoni Gaudí "A miracle is being analyzed right now, but we still don't know the conclusion of the specialists. We're happy because more and more, Antoni Gaudí is being know as a holy man, as a person who deserves to be considered for our prayers, for our intercession before God."
And if doctors confirm that one of these cases is in fact a miracle, meaning if the case is scientifically unexplainable and immediate, then Gaudi's beatification could be near. In that case, his nickname he earned as “God's architect” will be more fitting than ever....