这位91岁高龄的老人,花了53年,徒手用废弃的砖块搭起了一座教堂

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这位91岁高龄的老人,花了53年,徒手用废弃的砖块搭起了一座教堂


西班牙马德里,天主大教堂,五十年,九十岁老人,看到这四个关键词,你会想到什么?九十岁老人是虔诚的天主教徒?老人五十年的皈依?都不是,老人名叫Justo Martinez,今年91岁,从38岁起开始建造他心中的天主教堂,迄今整整53年!自付经费,独自一人,一点一滴用心打,而这项浩大的建造工事的全部材料竟是老人自己捡的。在众人的质疑和不解中,如今这座教堂已初具规模,垂直高度达131英尺(约40米)。接下来只要完成屋顶和窗户的建设,取得许可证就可以投入使用了。


虽然都是天主教堂,老人建造的这座却有别于圣彼得大教堂。尽管一个普普通通的农民画不出工程平面图,却丝毫影响不了他心中构建的那幅蓝图。建造用的砖头基本上都是从附近砖厂一点一点捡来的,建造出来的教堂墙面虽然凹凸不规则,却也独具风格。


从农民成为一名本笃会修士后,老人却不幸染上了肺结核,不得不中止了自己在修道院的工作。老人默默在心里许下一个承诺,如果能有幸活下来,就要自己建一座教堂献给伟大的先知,是她陪自己忍过病痛的日子。


53年的时光,就在老人不懈的坚持中悄然划过,承诺变成了现实,曾经心中的蓝图竟也变成了老人手中的砖与瓦,变成了现在占地8000平方米的大教堂。废弃的砖瓦积少成多,变成了教堂的屋顶,各地捐赠的建筑原料帮助老人完成了剩下的工程。慢慢地,人们理解了老人的执着,读懂了老人眼中的坚持,自愿来做他的助手。


尽管到目前为止,教堂还未取得开放许可,马德里政府也并未阻拦老人的建设。相关专家也同老人一起商量,决定在完工后将其作为一个祈祷的场所。老人勇气和恒心也深深地打动了我们。


【原文】


Elderly man spends 53 years building an incredible cathedral by hand


This extraordinary cathedral made from salvaged materials has steadily risen over the past 50 years in a quiet Madrid neighborhood. Justo Martinez (who goes by Don Justo) has been working on the massive undertaking nearly single-handedly ever since he had to leave an order of monks
due to illness. After recovering, he dedicated his life to building a church using his own money, on his own land. The massive undertaking is built almost entirely from local materials that he is able to salvage, and now topped out at 131 feet the cathedral just needs a few finishing touches — like a roof, some windows and permits. A new video from Great Big Story tells the inspiring tale – watch it below!


While the cathedral’s design is loosely based on St. Peter’s Cathedral, Don Justo has created no formal drawings or engineering plans. His background in farming did not stop him from taking on such a challenging project, which incorporates motifs found in castles, churches, and even the White House. Most of the bricks are salvaged from nearby brick factories, and cathedral’s walls are certainly unorthodox.


After leaving life as a farmer to become a Benedictine Monk, Don Justo came down with tuberculosis which forced him out of the monastery in a greatly weakened state. He promised himself that if he survived he would erect a church dedicated to the Lady of The Pillar who he prayed to during that turbulent time.


So far the cathedral totals an astonishing 8,000 square meters. The many concrete support columns use old oil drums as forms. The roof is adorned with countless tons of salvages bricks and locally-salvaged tiles, and paint buckets sprout from the towers. Donated materials make up the bulk of the rest of the construction. He gets some help with the labor from his nephews and an assistant.


While the building has neither plans nor permits, the City of Madrid has tolerated its existence. Martinez is in the process of consulting with an architect to formally apply for a permit so that when the building is closer to completion it may be used as a house of worship. Don Justo’s dedication will surly inspire others through this bold and committed endeavor.

 

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