Kostel Blahoslavené Marie Restituty, Brno – Lesná

The newest church in Brno was built thanks to the financial donations of the faithful in the Brno housing estate Lesná.

It is a concrete building with a circular floor plan designed by architect Marek Štěpán with a tower standing next to it, on which a carillon is located. It consists of 16 bells, which were blessed in December 2019 by Bishop Vojtěch Cikrle of Brno. Construction of the church began in 2017 next to the original spiritual center, with Pope Benedict XVI blessing the foundation stone for the church during his visit to Brno in 2009.

The new Roman Catholic church is dedicated to the Brno blessed Mary Restitute, and in addition to the bells, you will also find the Greek inscription FOS – ZOE (translated as LIGHT – LIFE) on the tower. The tower is connected to the church by a footbridge and is accessible as a lookout tower, as its upper platform provides a distant view. The facade of the church is decorated with symbols that are the work of the artist Petr Kvíčala. These express both creation (eg water, fire) and nature (eg flower, grape, lizard) and human activity (eg heart, screaming child, theatrical mask, scooter, pint of beer). The upper part of the church is illuminated by colored glass, which creates an impressive effect inside on the slightly convex ceiling. The evening illumination of the church is particularly magical.

Římskokatolická farnost Brno-Lesná, Duchovní centrum P. Martina Středy a bl. Marie Restituty, Nezvalova 895/13, 638 00 Brno-sever-Lesná, Česko