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St. Henry´s Ecumenical Art Chapel
The artist and minister Hannu Konola dreamt even as a young boy about a place where people could gather and be at peace without any limitations. It would be a place where light and art could speak to the deepest human emotions, voicing the intangible reality in a way that mere words cannot. It would be a place which would bring joy and hope. It would be a building which would provide the opportunity to experience the sacred, an encounter between God and man.
In the beginning , there was a fish. Or, actually, a block of wood with a shape that was inspired by a fish, which architect Matti Sanaksenaho carved with a knife on a fishing trip to Lapland. The shape of that carving was the basis for the winning entry in the architecture competition for the Ecumenical Art Chapel.