A presentation exploring the veneration, desecration, neglect and renewal of the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris will begin at 7 p.m. May 28 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 8500 Main St., Clarence.
The lecture will be given by Robert Poczik – author and traveler – who will trace the long cultural and religious history of the church as told in images and music of the Middle Ages.
“The world was riveted, shocked and saddened by the fire that roared through Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15th of this year. Yet this is only the latest event in the long, rich, and complicated history of Notre Dame where popes, kings, revolutionaries, a novelist, an emperor and a dictator all play key roles.”
Poczik is known in the Clarence community for his book presentations, historical talks and travelogues.
Poczik's lecture on Notre Dame is free and open to the public.