In Prayerful Solidarity

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Today the world was stunned by news that the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, was engulfed in flames. As the day unfolded, the world watched as the spire and roof collapsed. Fortunately, no one was killed during the blaze and priceless relics were saved from the flames.

Statement from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson: 
“The Knights of Columbus express prayerful solidarity with their Brother Knights in France and all those who mourn the fire catastrophe at Notre-Dame Cathedral — one of the world’s greatest treasures of the human spirit.”

Many years ago, I had the good fortune of visiting the cathedral, and wanted to share some of those images here. The French minister vowed to rebuild the cathedral. Please keep our Brother Knights in France in your prayers along with those brave first responders who fought hard to save the structure.

This is one Holy Week that will be remembered for many years to come. Perhaps God is sending us a message. Watching the news this evening, the one thing that struck me, as they entered the cathedral after the fire was extinguished, was that the altar remained despite the damage elsewhere.