The donation was made on September 16th during a Mass celebrated by Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory in the National Shrine’s Crypt Church in the USA capital, Washington, D.C.
Noting that Notre Dame in Paris “has welcomed countless millions of people for centuries – some have actually been saints while others were great sinners,” Cardinal Gregory said, “may our gift assist the people of Paris in restoring a place of prayer and beauty for those who visit that world-famous shrine in the centuries that will follow.”
Some people know the 1920s as the roaring twenties but for many people the 1920s were years of little money and depression. So what will the 2020s bring?
I don’t know of course, but as long as it’s not as bad as 2019 when, in April, a massive fire almost destroyed Notre Dame and later Boris Johnson was made UK Prime Minister, it might be better.
But of course as climate change takes hold, it might be worse.
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Happy Hew Year everybody.
I hadn’t realised until I looked it up but it’s now over 25 years since Steven Spielberg made Schindler’s List.
Why is this an article on my Notre Dame site? Well, in some ways I don’t know, other than to observe that the horrors of a war can make some people do exceptionally brave and unselfish things which ultimately lead to other people surviving when they thought all was lost.
Steven Spielberg along with a host of other talented people, made a brilliant film which I will always remember.
The music for the film was by John Williams with violin solos by Itzhak Perlman. If you have a Google speaker and use the voice app, you may hear the film’s theme.
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Theme, Schindler’s List