Seen from the sky the contrast was striking: an immense plume of smoke rising to dizzying heights from the city’s glowing heart, while the metropolis was bathed in a soft evening light.
Abbé Eric Iborra
Abbé Eric Iborra is the vicaire of the parish church of Saint-Eugène Sainte-Cécile in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris. The church, erected in 1855, is known for its music and for its use of the traditional liturgies of the Church. This homily was translated from the French by a friend of the parish and appeared in First Things Online on April 30, 2019.