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Quick Hits: Building a cathedral, single-handed

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Jul 14, 2016 | In Quick Hits

Thomas Van, who is currently fulfilling a different set of obligations overseas, has not lost his knack for finding intriguing Catholic points of interest on the web. The other day, he sent me a link to a brief video about a 90-year-old man who has been building a cathedral in Spain, essentially alone, for the past 53 years.

You'll find the video at this link: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/07/a-lone-man-spends-53-years-building-a-cathedral-by-hand/. Learning about the unusual Catholic mission of Justo Gallego will not take you a half-century—just two minutes and twenty seconds.

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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