There is no shortage of variety when it comes to architecture within the Church: some are even built completely below the earth. This is the story of Saint Kinga and the world’s biggest underground church carved completely out of salt.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland has been in use since medieval times with excavation starting around the 13th century. Reaching down over a thousand feet, and extending horizontally almost two hundred miles, the mine over its eight centuries of use became a mosaic of salt carvings. Workers would carve religious imagery into the rock, and when they wanted somewhere to pray, whole chapels. The most famous of which is Saint Kinga’s Chapel, often called Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral.
Question for thought:
- How can I incorporate my prayers and identity into my workplace?