On this date last year, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was ablaze in a serious fire. Three months prior to the fire, my friend Jacqueline and I were visiting the church. Here are my reflections from then:
This Holy Thursday, I’m thinking back to my first visit to the Church of All Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem. In it, there’s this impressive mosaic of Jesus praying while his disciples have fallen asleep in the background.
Today marks the anniversary of the fascinating conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne that occurred on Thursday, January 20, 1842. I have been learning his story gradually, throughout my travels to Rome and Jerusalem.