Saturn in Roman mythology. was described as a god of time, generation, dissolution, abundance, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation. Saturn‘s mythological reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace.
Gaudí took over as chief architect, transforming the project with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms.
Gaudí devoted the remainder of his life to the project, and he is buried in the church’s crypt. At the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete.
Relying solely on private donations, the Sagrada Família’s construction progressed slowly and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War.
La Sagrada Familia
In July 1936, anarchists from the FAI set fire to the crypt and broke their way into the workshop, partially destroying Gaudí’s original plans.
In 1939, Francesc de Paula Quintana took over site management, which was able to go on due to the material that was saved from Gaudí’s workshop and that was reconstructed from published plans and photographs.
Construction resumed to intermittent progress in the 1950s.
However, some of the project’s greatest challenges remain, including the construction of ten more spires, each symbolising an important Biblical figure in the New Testament.
It was anticipated that the building would be completed by 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death, but this has now been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Describing the Sagrada Família, art critic Rainer Zerbst said “it is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art”, and Paul Goldberger describes it as “the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages”.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land—from the river of Egypt to the great River Euphrates— 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20Hittites,Perizzites,Rephaites,21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.”
Rhyme or reasondescribes whether something makes sense, poetically or logically; or an absence of common sense or reasonableness.
Shakespeare made the phrase popular, using it in his play The Comedy of Errors, written in 1590: “Was there ever any man thus beaten out of season, When in the why and the wherefore is neither rhyme nor reason?”
In younger Days, I knew the Plays, to locate the Hays, on which to Graze, my eyes were a Glaze, my brain in a Daze, my body it Lays, catching the Rays, I’ve mastered the Maze, of that hazy Phase, no longer I Laze, ’cause a clean life Pays, this sincerely Conveys, a poem that Portrays, a tired old Craze, of David E. Ways.
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between Me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13I have setMy rainbowin the clouds,and it will bea signof the covenantbetweenMeand the earth.14 Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living creature of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.