The Holy Family Pavilion
Holy Family Pavilion
Inspired by the Holy Family, the pavilion consists of three separate roof’s; Jesus, Mary & Joseph, overlapping and interconnected shelters with a total length of 100 meters long. The roof of the Holy Family is longer than the largest passenger or military aircraft. The Boeing 747-8 measures 76.4 meters and the Russian made Antonov AN 225 Mriya at 84.0 meters long. Jesus roof takes on the shape of a dove, symbol of peace and Spirit of God. Holy Family Pavilion sits on an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level and the interplay of 3 overlapping and interconnected roof’s allow prevailing winds to flow and breath throughout the structure. Experience this as you walk down the ramp of Mary and while seated at Vino.
Takes on the form of Mary’s arms embracing her Child Jesus. As you step and enter the ramp, you find yourself meandering into the warm welcome embrace of Mother Mary’s arms, it is the envelope of love one feels from our Mother. The walk along her ramp is gentle, caring and thoughtful.
In a very literal sense the verse “Come follow me” directs pilgrims to proceed and discover Mary’s ramp. However in its deeper form - it is Jesus calling us to come follow him.
At the very beginning of His ministry, Jesus gets on the boat of Simon Peter at the Sea of Galilee and instructs him to “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Jesus has begun his recruitment process to catch his future leaders who will help build His Church. He calls them to: “Come follow me” - They leave everything behind to follow Jesus.