Zagreb, Croatia -- Jesuit architecture dispensed with the vestibule. When you go through the front door, you are to be overwhelmed with magnificence. Awe is to lead to devotion. And if you were thinking of leaving the church to join those upstart Protestants, this iconography will scare you back. St. Catherine's lacks Gesu church's dome, and its small budget meant much of the main altar "carvings" are actually trompe l'oeil -- but it all works well, especially when you consider that this is a short and well-lit nave. The church scale is human but the decor is nothing if not divine.

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