“The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre-Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral. A dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation.” Cardinal J Mindszenty (1892-1975).
Westminster Cathedral was completed in 1903. My mother and I attended Mass here, located in central London, in 1996. The cathedral has what looks like a balcony for Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare was a recusant. The Latin at the bottom of the screen is easy to understand. Vas - vessel, i.e., a person of whom God avails Himself Turris Davidica - Tower of David, Speculum - mirror Ora pro nobis - Pray for us