Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Montreal Cathedral

Arrived from Phoenix in Montreal Sunday night, did some touring yesterday. Visited the Cathedral, as you can see. I did not acquire the video on sale in the gift shop. It was very moving, with Celine Dion's wedding, Pierre Trudeau's funeral, and Pope JP II's visit. A little girl with her eyes filled with tears kisses him on the head, and then he wipes away her tears. Somehow I can't imagine Pope Benedict having the same effect.

Apparently the American Protestant Architect who built the Cathedral was so moved by the experience that he converted to Catholicism. It did not have quite that powerful an effect on me.

Update: In case it was not clear, the wedding, funeral, and papal visit were in the video, and not all during my visit. Thanks for asking though!


  • Wow!, you were so incredibly fortunate that the Pope visited and Celine Dion got married at the Cathedral during your visit.

    I would have to think that such occurrences would strike you as more than just 'random' and that there was a higher meaning (ie:fate) begging you toward conversion?!?

    - Just kidding, of course!

    Your friend,

    By Blogger Eric Rabinowitz, at 06 August, 2008 07:42  

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