Easter Vigil: A Tour of Unseen Realities

Posted April 21, 2019 12:23 am by Msgr. Gregory Smith

Easter Vigil: A Tour of Unseen Realities

Eight weeks ago today, I marveled, not for the first time, at the magnificence of the cathedral church of Notre Dame in Paris. I gazed at the glorious rose windows, at the lofty gothic arches, and admired the statues.But there was something hidden that I didn’t see, that almost no one saw until the tragic fire on Monday—the wooden beams that held up the roof. They were concealed from view, though they’re famous now for fueling the flames.The beams were put in place eight hundred years ago, each made from a single tree, 13,000 of them. No forest in France

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