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Two Cathedrals

The roofless ruins of the old Cathedral

The roofless ruins of the old Cathedral

Happy Easter to all!.  Fr. McKenna posted this message on Easter Sunday, 2013.  Given the events in Paris last week, I thought it fitting to repost this beautiful message.  Through our ruins we can find beauty.  God’s Peace to all on this Joyous Day of The Resurrection!


One day, I drove into the City of Coventry in Northern England, with one goal in mind, to view the ruins of the Cathedral bombed out in the air raids of World War II.

Only the lower part of the walls of this once magnificent Church had survived the rain of death from the skies.  Grass covered what had been the main body of the edifice.

The worshipers had responded to this destruction by raising up a new, modern Cathedral on the grounds adjoining the ruins.  As I walked through this light-filled House of Worship, I admired the faith of the Coventry people in raising up another splendid, glowing Temple of Prayer for all to come after them.

On this Easter Sunday, we rejoice that death did not conquer the Lord, the Messiah, on that first Good Friday.  He raised Himself up from the tomb into a shining image of hope for all his faithful followers.

Perhaps, we find ourselves sitting among the ruins of our lives brought on by our own weakness and lack of faith.  At this Resurrection Time, we can have new hope that we can change our death dealing life style into a glorious way of life.

Jesus, the Risen Lord, approaches us with His greeting, “Peace Be With You!”  We can step out of the ruins of what has been and grasp the Hand of the Gentle Christ Who wishes to help us build an even greater edifice of our lives, all bright and inspiring with prayer and good works of every kind.

I shall never forget Coventry and its two Cathedrals.  The memory has often given me new hope in striving for a better life.

A Joyous Easter To All!!

Fr. George Mc Kenna

April 21, 2019 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , , ,


  1. To Father George, peace be with you and Happy Easter

    Comment by Matt Marich | April 21, 2019 | Reply

  2. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    Comment by Tom P. Dubrick | April 21, 2019 | Reply

  3. Once again thank you so much for sharing Father George’s beautiful story. I love so much to read them. I was lucky enough to be able to attend Easter vigil mass at Midway yesterday and see his smiling face on the wall. Happy Easter

    Comment by Patricia | April 21, 2019 | Reply

  4. Once again thank you so much for posting Father George’s-beautiful stories. I was lucky enough to attend Easter vigil mass at Midway yesterday and see his smiling picture on the wall, God bless and happy Easter.

    Comment by Patricia Melton | April 21, 2019 | Reply

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