Santa Maddalena di Canossa: Built 1992-97
Architect: Giovanni Ambrosi de Magistris
At the same time that the "garage" church of Sant'Ilirio was being renovated, a new parish was formed about 1km north, Santa Maddalena di Canossa.
The interior seats about 600 people and it is a very successful architectural space for the community celebration of the Eucharist. (For a dozen years the priests have been able to keep the church free of clutter. I wish other modern churches could do that!)
From wherever one sits, there is a sense
of being close to the action of the liturgy.
The soaring concrete, wood and steel construction
helps the worshipper "lift up their hearts."