Narthex
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Narthex

The narthex, a spacious room decorated with modern art inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola. The cement floors are warmed with a large wool rug designed by the architect, which represents the River Cardoner where St. Ignatius experienced one of his illuminations. The wall is decorated with five icons of the saint painted by Dora Nikolova Bittau. Chapel of St. Ignatius (1997) by Steven Holl. Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, USA.