A thousand words

Looking for an image which describes the feelings of many in our own time?

There is a photo on the blog A Catholic Life

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Dr. Eric says:

    At least the altar was still standing!

  2. TJM says:

    It’s amazing that the sanctuary survived the devastation of war. Deo Gratias. Tom

  3. John Enright says:

    This is amazing.

  4. edmontonn18 says:

    Without question the most arresting image I’ve seen this week. The Mass celebrated with the dignity of the traditional Roman rite amidst ruins that many Europeans of my age can barely imagine.

    That the picture might be an allegory of our times just makes things even more sobering.

  5. Daniel Latinus says:

    The world is in ruins and


    (And Solemn Mass, no less.)

    There’s a lesson in this picture.

  6. nasman2 says:

    Oh, wow. This reminds me of the picture of a Priest saying Mass on the sands of Iwo Jima during WWII. The severity of the times should never be allowed to replace God’s place in our lives.

  7. nasman2 says:

    Not quite the image I remember but its still pretty striking:


  8. Hidden One says:

    Notice how the destruction of the world around is most beautifully ignored by the participants in most sacred liturgy.

  9. Davidtrad says:

    I’ve been looking for a high resolution version of this image for quite some time know. If any one knows where one can be found, please let me know (email: davidtrad@sbcglobal.net).

  10. patrick_f says:

    Laudate Dominum!

    People complain about their churches now adays…over here. Look at their testimony, then tell us if you still got a complaint :)

  11. irishgirl says:

    Wow-quite an image! Must be from Germany….

  12. thereseb says:

    Wow – looks like Fr Blake in Brighton has been overdoing the renovations.

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