Richard S. Vosko

Musings on religion, art and architecture

Upcoming Lectures and Publications



Bose, Italy. I have been invited to speak at the 16th Annual Liturgical Conference in Bose, Italy, May 31-June 2, 2018. The theme of the meeting is “Architecture of Proximity: Concepts of Cathedrals, Experiences of Communities.”

The Conference will look at the theme of “proximity” of liturgical architecture in different scales, from the apex constituted by cathedrals to peripherical and even frontier movements. In the heart of the city, in fact, the cathedral is the most eloquent metaphor of the Church’s nearness to the human community. A renewed vision of the experience of the community that the Church gives life must correspond to today’s phenomenon of liturgical adjustments of cathedrals.

As the only speaker from the United States I have been asked to review the state of cathedral buildings in this country. Other speakers include bishops, liturgists and architects — Mario Botta, Mario Abis, Goffredo Boselli, Erio Castellucci, Sible De Blaauw, Patrizia Di Monte, Joris Geldhof, Albert Gerhards, Anna Minta.

Yale University Institute of Sacred Music. I have been invited back to Yale to participate in a monthly lecture series. My topic will be focussing on trends in church art and architecture in the United States. No date has been finalized.


I continue to work on my latest book, Architecture and Art for Congregational Worship: The Search for Common Ground.

Other writing projects include book reviews for the journal Worship. I just finished reviewing Come Into The Light: Church Interiors for the Celebration of Liturgy by Daniel McCarthy, OSB and James Leachman, OSB.

I will be reviewing the new book by Catherine R. Osborne called American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975.


Author: Richard S. Vosko

Richard S. Vosko, Ph.D., Hon. AIA, is an internationally known sacred space planner. He is a presbyter in the Diocese of Albany who enjoys the classroom as much as the pulpit. On Sundays he presides at worship at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Albany, NY. For more information on Vosko’s background, his projects, publications and speaking engagements please go to his website. For his homilies and occasional musings about religion, art and architecture go to his blog. Comments, questions and suggestions are always welcomed there.

5 thoughts on “Upcoming Lectures and Publications

  1. On an art and architecture trip to Provence and Catalonia last September, highlights were Monserrat with its towering stone formations looming over the Benedictine monastery and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona. Both were literally awe-some, but proximity? Probably not.
    Best wishes on your address at Bose.


  2. Dick, are you still able and willing to come to Coxsackie C. F. for Reconciliation on Friday, June 22?

    The prison administration hasn’t given us a reason for changing the dates.

    Thanks, Barbara 518-449-8744



  3. This is wonderful news!!! I’m looking forward to hearing more.

    Safe Travels!


  4. You are certainly keeping busy in your literary/academic pursuits and on the conference circuit. Don’t tell any of those Europeans from whence you come…they are not too happy with the US these days 🙂

    Have a wonderful trip and a successful presentation in Italy.


  5. Happy for you–still miss you!!


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