Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Passiontide Photopost 2019 (Part 3)

While the entire Catholic world cannot but feel a tremendous sadness today at the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, there is also cause to be grateful to God. There was no loss of human life, and only one serious injury of a fireman. The main stone structure of the building appears to have survived in good condition; the vault of the ceiling held in place, and the interior is far less damaged than it might have been. The church’s most important relics and artistic treasures were rescued. Furthermore, it should be remembered that that building has suffered enormous damage in the past, and has always recovered. Just to give one small example, one of the famous rose windows, the one on the south side, was severely damaged during the July Revolution of 1830; Viollet-le-Duc, the great restorer of Notre Dame (and many other important French churches), had to rebuild it completely in 1861.

We hope, therefore, that our readers will also take encouragement in seeing the ongoing restoration of our Catholic liturgical customs in this final part of our Passiontide photopost series. We will shortly begin publishing images of Palm Sunday; if would like to contribute, there is still plenty of time. Please send your photos to photopost@newliturgicalmovement.org, and remember to include the name and location of the church. Evangelize through beauty!

St Dominic’s Parish and Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary - London, England
(Dominican Fathers; photos by Fr Lawrence Lew)
Nativity of the Virgin Mary - La Londe Les Maures, France
(Fraternity of St Joseph the Guardian)
Holy Child Jesus - Richmond Hill, New York
San Simon Piccolo - Venice, Italy (FSSP)
St Catherine of Siena  - Trumbull, Connecticut
newly restored!
St John Cantius - Chicago, Illinois
St Vincent Ferrer - New York City (Dominicans)
Stella Maris - Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
St Francis de Sales Oratory - St Louis, Missouri (ICKSP)
St Joseph’s Chapel - San Antonio, Texas
Precious Blood - New York City
Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel - New York City

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