Monday, February 25, 2008
Judeo-Christian Architecture 2
We didn't last long in the museum and walked back along Mission Street in front of the incongruous brick facade...
...wondering what "contemporary" meant in the context of a Jewish Museum.
"Does this mean old Jewish history is not allowed, or what?" I asked Patrick.
He was as mystified as myself, but when I asked if he'd ever been in St. Patrick's Church next door, he happily offered a brief tour of the place.
"They've stopped having their noontime concert series, which is awful, and I'm thinking of writing about it," he told me. (Check out his blog, "Reverberate Hills," by clicking here.)
"This church is VERY Latin," he told me, with a knowing smile, and I wasn't sure if he was referring to its Latino congregation and pastoral staff (their names all seem to be Filipino), or if they performed masses in Latin secretly, or if "Latin" referred to something else altogether.