Trinity Schools' president, Jon Balsbaugh, reflects upon the effort to rebuild Notre-Dame de Paris in today's Veritas Journal post.
"Perhaps Paris (and with it much of the West) does now seem to be a kind of twilight world – a museum to a way of life that has all but vanished, inhabited by a people who cannot seem to entirely forget. But perhaps it is in that very refusal to forget, in the inability to turn away from beauty, in the instinct of the Parisians (believers or not) who gathered on the streets to sing Ave Maria, that we should look for hope."
Notre-Dame, the New West, and Wanting to See from the Inside
by Jon Balsbaugh “A time that is sinking is always sad, but sorrow is especially profound for a life which is doomed to perish and which we feel belongs to us. With it the possibilities of living go under too.”Romano Guardini, Letters from Lake Como: Explorations on Technology and the Human Race…