By Joseph O’Brien

(L) Architect Thomas Gordon Smith alongside his work including (T) watercolor perspective of Our Lady of the Annunciation Abbey at Clear Creek in Hulbert, Oklahoma, (B-L) interior watercolor perspective of the crossing in the chapel at Our Lady of the Annunciation Abbey at Clear Creek in Oklahoma, (B-R) interior of the Chapel of Saints Peter & Paul at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska.

The late architect who created inspiring sacred spaces — including prominent Catholic churches in the United States — revealed a bold and radically traditional vision of beauty in building design.

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