A good and valid point. I am glad that they are making it. They need all the help they can. Notre Dame is already getting BILLIONS of dollars in aid when the poor Native Americans just get kicked in the teeth. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
‘York Minster‘ is one of my FAVORITE cathedrals in the whole world. Though called ‘Minster’ it is a bona fide cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of York. The ‘Minster’ refers to it having been a scholarly missionary teaching church way back. I have spent a lot of time in this Minster, sometimes going for evensong in the evening.
I left the U.K. in 1985. So, I didn’t get to visit it right after the fire.
But, I visited it often between 1989 and 1999. It was pristine by then. I don’t think the damage was as extensive as what has befallen Notre Dame. But, I could be wrong on that.
So, there is always hope and with money, perseverance and skill you can restore these old MARVELS.
I invariably keep a couple of copies of it, at home, in case I want to give one to someone who I know will enjoy it.
So, on Monday, April 15, 2019, for obvious reasons, this book was much on my mind. It is ironic. The title of the book “Is Paris Burning?” is what Hitler supposedly asked his Generals as they were fleeing from Paris — the Allies rapidly bearing down on the City. Hitler wanted Paris burned. His Generals disregarded his orders!
So, what Hitler failed to do …
After getting hooked on this book, I went onto this, by the same authors. I will confess I like ‘Freedom’ more than I do ‘Burning’, BUT they are both brilliant, compelling books.
Dolan, Dolan, Dolan.
You have to feel sorry for him. God was NOT kind to him in the intellectual stakes. But, he has done OK. Lives like a Railway Barron and looks like one too.
Too bloody late for ‘Our Lady’ or for ‘God’ to intercede.
Plus, does he REALLY THINK they need to be asked. Don’t they know? Doesn’t God spend most of his day, in ‘Executive Time’, watching Fox News on a 600′ TV?
They could have STOPPED this from happening.
Oh, Dolan. Oh, Dolan!
You are a treat.
This is a tragedy. Intercession should have happened BEFORE the tragedy.
See Category ‘Religion’.
First and foremost, I sure hope that it is nothing more than a tragic accident.
I hate to even think that ….
But, where the heck was God?
This is why I am an unbeliever and always have been. Also, why I refuse to pray — to anybody.
If, God or the Virgin Mary will not intercede to save Notre Dame it is unlikely that they will jump to my aid when I bust a knee.
One other thing.
The Paris fire department had NO CONTINGENCY plans for this?
Jesus. That seems irresponsible and incompetent — when for the lovely French.
As some of you know I love cathedrals — albeit, I am shamelessly biased towards the beautiful British Cathedrals.
That said, I am quite partial to Notre Dame. I have visited it MANY times. Remember I lived in Paris for 1-year, and my parents lived there for over 15-years.
This is a shame.
NO we can’t rebuild it to its original glory. We no longer have the skills.
Redoing in glass, which I know the French will look at, is NOT going to cut it.
A sad day for us. Kind of like a 9/11 — though without, luckily, the loss of life.
See Category ‘Religion’.