Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Holy Crown

Terri Reed here just back from a trip abroad.   I started in the UK where my daughter is studying at a university in Richmond Upon Thames.  From there we traveled by Eurostar to Paris France.   We stayed in Paris for three nights and saw only a fraction of the city.  And what a beautiful city it is!
One place that I had to see was Notre Dame Cathedral.  I fell in love with the vast beauty of the architecture as well as the awe inspiring glass windows.  I felt a sense of wonder as I walked through the church.
Because it was Lent and Friday they held the Veneration of the Holy Crown.   We arrived at the end of the ceremony.  As the priest procession carried the artifacts back to their resting place, I was within arms length of the Holy Crown.  It was such a surreal experience, one I will never forget. I will be forever humbled by His sacrifice and love.

5 comments:

Karen Kirst said...

Terri,
Your trip sounds amazing! I'd love to visit Paris some day.

Merrillee said...

Terri, your trip must have been wonderful. Paris has so many churches with beautiful stained-glass windows.

Christine Johnson said...

Fascinating history, Terri. How wonderful that you were able to see this in person. There is truly something about 'being there' that no photograph or video can convey.

CatMom said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience, Terri. My middle daughter studied abroad in Paris a few summers ago and absolutely fell in love with the city.
Easter blessings, Patti Jo

Lyn Cote said...

So glad you were able to share this with your daughter. I did visit Notre Dame long ago myself. Unforgettable.