Sandra Miesel

Sandra Miesel has written hundreds of articles for the Catholic press, principally on history, art, and hagiography. She holds an M.A. in medieval history and is co-author with Carl Olson of The Da Vinci Hoax (Ignatius 2004).

Articles by Sandra Miesel

Beyond Basilicas

In patristic times, when basilicas ruled the earth, a few alternative church plans dotted the landscape. We may regard these designs as Stephen Jay Gould did the Burgess Shale fossils: novel forms that left no progeny. Nevertheless, both the churches and the fossils are beautiful and worthy of contemplation.