French teacher reacts to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Spurgin has attended Mass in Paris with his students


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French teacher Mr. Gary Spurgin, far right, stands with a group of students during one of his many visits to Paris. The Notre Dame Cathedral, in the background, was heavily damaged by fire on April 15.

Megaphone Staff

As the news broke on the afternoon of April 15 of the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, French teacher Mr. Gary Spurgin, who has visited the Cathedral on numerous occasions, shared his reaction in an email.

He wrote, “I have been to Notre Dame multiple times and over the years have even experienced attending Mass with Cathedral students.  The Cathedral is beautiful and is full of history, culture and beautiful pieces of art work.  I have been watching the news updates and was overwhelmed with emotion as I watched the beautiful spire fall to the ground as it burned.”

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