The Lord’s Ark Church of Nowa Huta Shines

Lord's Ark Church in Nowa Huta PolandThe Lord’s Ark church of Nowa Huta, a city outside Krakow, Poland, stands as a testament of faith over non-belief, and the power of a man, and people of faith, to quietly stand up to communism. This Catholic church stands in the middle of a once idealized, atheist community. The powerful symbolism connected with this church, remains connected to the Christian Lenten journey to Easter – a journey towards the light.

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A Church Amidst Communist Kitsch

trabant car front watermarkImagine a car so special you waited five years for it to be delivered – from East Germany.  That car would be a Trabant, made of fiberglass instead of steel (doesn’t rust) and all of 23 horsepower.  By the 1980’s it was the same model but increased to 26 horsepower – and is two-stroke engine running on a combination of gas and oil. 

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