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While modern buildings in the Baixa Pombalina area are considered to be some of the first seismically sound constructions in the world, the Carmo convent which had stood in the center of Lisbon since 1389 was intentionally left roofless as a reminder of the disaster.
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Reading 1, First Corinthians 3:1-9
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Pope Saint Gregory the Great
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