First Mass Celebrated in Notre Dame Cathedral Since Fire

Notre Dame des Sept-Douleurs chapel where first Mass since the April 15 fire took place

The restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris achieved a major milestone on Saturday when Archbishop Michel Aupetit celebrated the first Mass in the building exactly two months after a fire nearly destroyed it.

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Pray the Rosary To Save Notre-Dame Cathedral!

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

If the faithful want to see the classic Medieval architecture that made Notre-Dame de Paris one of the world’s most exquisite churches be respectfully restored, much prayer will be needed to save it from the hands of modern architects whose redesign plans will probably not reflect the reverence with which this grand cathedral was originally built.

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