This blog automatically keeps the numbers of visitors, and records the numbers visiting each individual blog entry. Since the blog began mid last year, the entry that has received the most visitors is the Cathedral photos after the earthquake.
Here are some more photos taken by parishioner Peter Fleming.
Our Cathedral building might be struggling. But God is alive and present.
As we hear in the readings this Fifth Sunday of Lent, God has the power to turn death into life.
The Pope offered a few comments on the commemoration of the dedication of his own Cathedral (St. John Lateran). On this feast in 2008 Pope Benedict said:
“God desires to build himself a spiritual temple in the world, a community that adores him in spirit and truth (cf. Jn 4: 23-24). But this occasion reminds us also of the importance of the concrete buildings in which the community gathers together to celebrate God’s praises. Every community therefore has the duty to carefully guard their holy structures, which constitute a precious religious and historical patrimony. For this we invoke the intercession of Mary Most Holy, so that she might help us to become, like her, a “house of God”, living temple of his love”.
Yes, the concrete is important, but more important that we become, like Mary the Mother of God, a “house of God, living temple of his love”.