Notre Dame Update:
Engulfed by a massive fire just days ago, Notre Dame Cathedral’s structural survival for rebuilding efforts appear evident and the survival of its priceless relics are being accounted for with dramatic precision. Thanks to Paris Fire Brigade Chaplain Jean-Marc Fournier, arguably the most sacred relic was saved from the inferno.
Whether in the burst of bravery for Jean-Marc Fournier or just the fortunate, salvageable location for rescue — or a combination of the two — saving the Crown of Thorns prompts an immeasurable sigh of relief and thankfulness in equal measure for millions of people around the world.
For a more in-depth look into the history of the Crown (or Helmet) of Thorns, watch Morgan Freeman speak with a curator of the crown in Notre Dame from earlier this year.
Notre Dame Cathedral will rise again and it will do so with its irreplaceable, spiritually inspiring crown for-the-ages.