Palasari, Catholic Church

Written by on June 30, 2012 in Bali Temple with 0 Comments

Palasari, Catholic Church




The hallmark of this Catholic village is none other than the Sacred Heart (Hati Kudus) Catholic Church. Designed by Father Ignatius A.M. de Vriese, who was assisted by two Balinese architects, Ida Bagus Tugur from Denpasar and I Gusti Nyomafrom Dalung, Kuta. It was started in 1954 and finished on 13 December 1958. the church architecture is an amalgamation of Gothic and Balinese traditional architecture, symbolizing the harmonious relation of Hindu and Catholic in Bali.

However, the harmony is not just expressed as far as architecture the Catholics in this area have used Hindu paraphernalia, which has caused some resentment among the Hindu Balinese. They use penjors and other temple decorations and dress in Balinese formal costume during Christian festivals and mass.

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