February 29, 2024

Illuminating Sacred Spaces: Rambusch’s Liturgical Design Videos

In the realm of liturgical design and lighting, Rambusch continues to shine with a series of captivating videos showcasing their recent projects. Let’s explore the essence of each video and the transformative impact Rambusch has had on these sacred spaces.

In each of these videos, Rambusch demonstrates not only their mastery of liturgical design but also their ability to weave together history, community, and innovation, creating sacred spaces that stand as testaments to the beauty of worship.

1. St. Vincent the Martyr, Madison, New Jersey: A Tapestry of Community Inspiration

This video takes us on a journey through the meticulous transformation of St. Vincent the Martyr in Madison, New Jersey. Drawing inspiration from a historic reredos, Rambusch beautifully integrates community input into the design process. The use of rich colors, thoughtfully chosen textures, and refined sanctuary elements reflect a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation. The introduction of a flexible lighting system with leaded glass lanterns adds a touch of adaptability, creating an environment perfectly suited for various liturgies, ceremonies, and events throughout the year.

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2. Good Shepherd Shrine, St. Vincent the Martyr, Madison, New Jersey: A Guided Tour by Martin Rambusch

In this enlightening video, Martin Rambusch personally guides us through the Good Shepherd Shrine. The shrine features a stunning Carrara marble statue of Christ the Good Shepherd and an original mosaic crafted by Rambusch. The mosaic artfully incorporates references to notable figures like St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. Maximilian Kolbe, connecting the shrine to the community’s rich history. This outdoor sanctuary stands as an open invitation for reflection, welcoming visitors at any time.

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3. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel, Indiana: Crafting Sacred Spaces in Harmony with the Community

Rambusch’s dedication to aligning design goals with community aspirations is evident in the first video from Carmel, Indiana. The successful installation of new stone, liturgical furnishings, mosaic artwork, and a marble center aisle exemplifies Rambusch’s commitment to enhancing worship experiences. As a full-service company with 125 years of expertise, Rambusch brings a holistic approach to the decorative arts.

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4. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel, Indiana: Transformative Design Through Community Consensus

This video narrates Rambusch’s integral role in initiating a community conversation at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The focus on the central aisle emerged from a consensus, resulting in a striking design development for the sanctuary, furnishings, artwork, and lighting system. The simplicity and strength of the chosen design create a focal point for visitors as they gather to pray and worship as a community.

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5. St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake, New Jersey: A Collaboration of Tradition and Modernity

Rambusch’s collaborative spirit shines through in the video on St. Catharine Church. The project aimed to update and repair the terrazzo floor while preserving the original church aesthetic with modern lighting. The installation of a dimming control system allows for a seamless transition between varied liturgical settings, enhancing worship spaces while honoring the neoclassical beauty of the building.

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6. Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: A Symphony of Marbles and Light

The final video takes us to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. Inspired by a recovered historic reredos, Rambusch designed a new liturgical environment using consistent marbles across the interior. Paonazzo, Giallo Siena, White Carrara, and Portasanta blend together to create a visually-harmonious sanctuary. The scene-controlled lighting system ensures an immersive worship experience across different liturgical seasons.

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