Monday, April 15, 2019

Notre Dame burns


“They have set fire to thy sanctuary: they have defiled the dwelling place of thy name on the earth” (Ps 73:7)


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“On Golgotha, Mary faced the complete denial of that promise: her Son was dying on a cross like a criminal. In this way, triumphalism, destroyed by the abasement of Jesus, was likewise destroyed in the heart of his Mother. Both kept silent.” — Francis during his Palm Sunday homily








This is highly symbolic in many ways...

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  1. On Monday, April 15, I wrote intensely about the fire at Saint Sulpice, which I would post here (but it contains 13349 characters, so I'm sorry). About 3 p.m. (circa 3 hours before the Notre Dame fire) I tried to put in "le parisien" and "courrier internationale" in France, but to no avail - it is not as easy as with the famous "callmejorge". These two fires have a common hero: Saint Alexis of Rome. Notre-Dame cathedral was burned on the eve of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre (+ April 16, 1783), which was a modern "copy" of Saint Alexis.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. And pointing out what the two fires have in common.

      We know that France has had, according to their official government stats, over 875 churches vandalized in the past year as well.

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    2. I put a long text, which I mentioned, in the comments (part by part) on "Voxcantoris". If you enable it, I will send it to you in one piece.
      I now begin writing with Saint Benedict Joseph Labre for the Notre-Dame de Paris fire. It will take a few hours.

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    3. If it will not fit in the comments section, feel free to email it to callmejorgeb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. https://spiritdailyblog.com/news/another-french-church-burns-on-easter-sunday

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