100 Years Ago
On 4/19/1919, the Church began raising money for the restoration of 3,500 churches in France destroyed in World War I. How deeply moving to recover this fact just as the French, and, indeed, the world, are reeling from the catastrophic fire at Notre Dame.
Please enjoy Bishop Robert Barron’s commentaries featured in the videos. The first is from his Catholicism series. His thoughts on the fire are the second video.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Notre Dame, receive our love for you and prayers for the restoration of this cathedral. Deepen the faith of all of France…and the world.