11 juin 2007

Cusset

The current statue is a copy of substitution. One still has the hands of the old statue, in the treasure of the church. They are dated from Xème century and are decorated bracelets of vermeil on which cups are fixed containing a chalcedony for the left hand and the right hand two cornalines, Roman intaglios representing Athéna-Minerve and a bouquet with a rudder. The statue was found towards Xème century, according to the legend, on a fountain of the abbey of Cusset. The worship of Notre-Dame de Cusset was... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Notre-Dame de Vernouillet

It is with the museum of the friends of the old Bourbon of Bourbon Archambault that the statue of the former priory of Vernouillet is. It makes the object of a pilgrimage on September 8, festival of the nativity, for the future grooms and sterile couples. This virgin in majesty remained in the monastery Benedictine of Vernouillet until the revolution. Then hidden in the trunk of a oak, too narrow to contain it, the child was planed. The priory is a private property now, and the visitors badly-came.“The whole of the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Notre-Dame of the Round of Chazeuil

On a monticule which skirts To combine it and the railroad, with some steps of the castle of Chazeuil, sélève the chappelle antique of the Round, dating from XIème century. A legend is attached to it: a statue of the virgin appears first of all initially in the church of Agonges close to Souvigny. One day, the inhabitants wanted to replace it by a more elegant statue, and the first was relegated in an obscure corner. The following day, the antique image of Marie had taken again her throne of honor, while the new... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Notre-Dame of Taxat-Senat

The supposed statue of Notre-Dame of Taxat-Senat is in the Mandet museum. This statue representing a virgin in majesty dates from XIIth century and thus comes from the area from Clermont-Ferrand. It has a cavity dug in its back and a trace of medallion on the level of the neck which leave think that it was used as reliquary, like Notre-Dame de Vauclair.
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11 juin 2007

Virgin of Coulandon

About the year 1000, the bishop of Clermont, Etienne II, request with his Aleaume goldsmith to carry out a statue of Virgin to the Child, intended to receive relics, whose wood heart is covered with gold and invaluable stones. This majesty was used as model with an important production intended to present at faithful timeless image of the Mother of God and the Saver. The Virgin sat on a throne, the right head, and of face. She is dressed of a long tunic and a coat with broad handles. The veil on the head lets see its... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The cross of Vézelay

Many visitors can pass beside a little marvel, the cross of Vézelay, located at the feet of the hill. It is enough, in front of the frontage of the basilica, to take on the left in direction of a vault of the XII ème century. The slope is perilous… But one is rewarded, at the end of the road, by mink of large piled up stones the ones on the others on which an immense cross is posed. And when it tower of the cross was made, one can see the beautiful cups dug in the stone. They are in fact more size of... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Neighbourhoods of Vezelay, Saint-Père

In the middle of Burgundy, in full Celtic and druidic country, Vézelay seems one of the most prestigious sites of knowledge, by teaching the great laws of the life of cosmos Near the site of Vézelay, in Druyes, we find a cave deep, currently blocked, which was called “the cellar with the fairies” and of which the origin and the use go back to one extremely old time. With Saint-Père, we discover the site of the salted fountains dominated by three granite spurs. The site of the Salted Fountains is at the ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Vézelay, the basilica

Always when I approach a high-place, Milan comes to wish me welcome… This time, they were several, I do not have them all on the photograph… The history of the abbey and the town of Vézelay is long and important. The origins are in the valley of the Cure to the foot of the hill, with the site of the old village of Saint-Père, where the existence of a pagan temple and an oratory Saint-Jean-Baptist is known for a long time. The abbey of Vézelay finds its origin with the foundation about year 858... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Vézelay, telluric study and symbolic system

  Rock of the fairies, enchanted Stones, Stone Who Turn, duly cemented to prevent it pirouetter, on which one perched a statue of the Virgin before flanking it of a monastery. We are in country éduen, Gaule hairy, druidic ground. The monks tried well to bring back this nasty bunch in the bosom connected with the church. There they even believed to succeed. The country-writer Henri Vincenot read in the local  churches an other song: that of the bricklayer's mates, heirs to the druidic knowledge. These could... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Molompize and the black virgin of Vauclair

While following the valley of Alagnon, just after Massiac, the village of Molompize has already accents of the south. The former mayor and some of his fellow-citizens play game of bowls on the place. Fortunately, Mister the mayor is charming and agrees to differ his part to go to seek the keys of his church (the  Sainte Foy church was the only possession of the abbey of Conches, except Rouergue), abused by time. There is little, a piece of plaster of roof fell, and since, the visits are prohibited. Miss money for... [Lire la suite]
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