New Podcast Episode – The Tragedy of Notre Dame


Rarely are posts from Via Lucis taken directly from the news – I can think only of a couple, especially the death of Angelico Surchamp. But today’s podcast on the burning of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Chartres is an exception. The devastating news of the fire on the Île de la Cité has affected […]

The Destruction of History (Dennis Aubrey)


So many times we have written about the destruction of the great Romanesque and Gothic churches that we photograph. The litanies are endless and the wars tiresome in their repetition. The Hundred Years War, the Wars of Religion, the French Revolution, World War I and World War II have all taken a huge toll on […]