Before Notre-Dame burned into flames

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:

“The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple”

I just got home from a splendid Mass on the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, which included the ritual dedication of the new altar at Notre Dame Cathedral.