My apologies for not having a post prepared this morning as usual, as you might imagine this is a busy time of year for clerics!
I expect that most people who follow this blog have already heard the news: the great historic and famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is burning. This is, obviously, a tragedy of incalculable proportion – centuries of spiritual life and history dissolving in smoke. I don’t have any special prayers for this exact sort of tragedy, but I thought we could instead revisit something released by our Province in 2014 after a nasty round of violence and martyrdom. Some of it may still find a place in our hearts in the midst of this event.