Featured heavily in the news yesterday and today was the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Admittedly, I know very little about this topic, aside from The Hunchback of Notre Dame written by Victor Hugo. Also, I was at one time a fan of the football team The Fighting Irish, of the University of Notre Dame, located in Indiana. I don’t really follow college sports anymore.

I decided to scour the Web for interesting bits of information to feature on my blog about all things Notre Dame. I hope that by reading the articles I have gathered below, you too will learn more about the cathedral, it’s cultural significance and place in history.

Notre Dame, Our Mother

Notre Dame Cathedral was built on the ruins of two earlier churches, themselves predated by a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter

Construction of Notre-Dame de Paris began in 1163, with the foundation stone being laid by Pope Alexandar III

Jean-Baptiste Lassus

Jean de Chelles

Jean Ravy

Notre Dame was in ruins. Victor Hugo’s novel about a hunchback saved it.

Notre Dame: More popular than Eiffel Tower

More than a cathedral: How Notre Dame has featured in film and fiction

Why Notre Dame Cathedral is so important to Catholics worldwide

French Billionaires Have Pledged 300 Million Euros To Help Rebuild The Notre Dame Cathedral

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Will Always Be “The Fighting Irish”

Famous University Of Notre Dame Alumni

Why “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is one of Disney’s greatest films

Disney’s latest live-action remake is The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Standing the test of time: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris – YouTube

Why the French-Founded Notre Dame School’s Athletic Teams are the Fighting Irish – YouTube

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April 17, 2019

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