A Message 500 Years in the Making

Note: This piece is being published in an the July-August issue of Neighbors of Batavia magazine. Reprinted with permission.   They laid the first stone April 14, 1434—three hundred and forty two years before American’s Declaration of Independence. It took 50 years just to complete the façade. Inauguration of the nave and aisles occurred in

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“They would not listen, they did not know how. Perhaps they’ll listen now.”                                                          Don McLean With the tragic loss of Dakota Lewis, I sit with tears streaming down my face. I grieve that the joy he was able to give to so many is now lost to us—and to those who never looked into

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