Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Notre Dame; the good news

First thought this morning, and spoken aloud, "Well... I guess we should find out what's left of Notre Dame."

And the news was less bad than expected. I've seen a famous and ancient church reduced to rubble, and once was enough.

They have saved the greater part of the structure, including the two great towers. The stone vaults have held though the wooden roof burned and collapsed into the building. The principal movable treasures - first of which was the Blessed Sacrament - were saved as well. And perhaps most surprising is that three of the great rose windows have survived.

These are some screen shots from various Twitter feeds...

Late last night. You can see at the very top that the fire is still not out.

Symbolically, we have to know and accept that the corrupted thing, the offspring of the Beast, that has occupied and breathed its poisoned lies into this and all Catholic structures, has to be destroyed utterly and that much damage to what was good and dedicated to God will be done in the process. But Faith built this and all of Christendom, and Faith, even reduced, is unkillable.



Gerard Brady said...

My immediate thought was 'I hope the Archbishop of Paris has nothing to do with its rebuilding'. The Cathedral of St. Mel was reduced to ash in the same way some years ago and the refurbishment turned what was a beautiful Church into a modernist's wet dream. I cannot imagine the secular state that owns the building of Notre Dame will allow the same kind of crass behaviour.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Yes, there are dangers aplenty. Let's hope for better. They tried something similar in Norcia and were met with furious refusal by the town who have now secured a guarantee from the Powers to rebuild it exactly as it was.

Matt K said...

My local diocese has a provision that all new churches should avoid right angles and there should be no straight lines (I know, sometimes they can't help but tip their hands...). If a Soros-funded lackey like Macron gets this done, it won't reflect well on this diocese - not to mention pretty much all the rest of them.