Basilique du Sacré Cœur, Paris, France

 


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With its origins in the aftermath of the French Revolution among ultra-Catholics and legitimist royalists, developed more widely in France after the Franco-Prussian War and the ensuing uprising of the Paris Commune of 1870-71.
Though today it is asserted to be dedicated in honor of the 58,000 who lost their lives during the war, the decree of the Assemblée nationale, 24 July 1873, responding to a request by the archbishop of Paris by voting its construction, specifies that it is to «expiate the crimes of the communards».
Montmartre had been the site of the Commune’s first insurrection, and many hard-core communards were forever entombed in the subterranean galleries of former gypsum mines where they had retreated, by explosives detonated at the entrances by the Army of Versailles. Hostages had been executed on both sides, and the Communards had executed Georges Darboy, Archbishop of Paris, who became a martyr for the resurgent Catholic Church.
His successor Guibert, climbing the Butte Montmartre in October 1872, was reported to have had a vision, as clouds dispersed over the panorama: «It is here, it is here where the martyrs are, it is here that the Sacred Heart must reign so that it can beckon all to come».

In the moment of inertia following the resignation of the government of Adolphe Thiers, 24 May 1873, François Pie, bishop of Poitiers, expressed the national yearning for spiritual renewal— «the hour of the Church has come»— that would be expressed through the «Government of Moral Order» of the Third Republic, which linked Catholic institutions with secular ones, in «a project of religious and national renewal, the main features of which were the restoration of monarchy and the defense of Rome within a cultural framework of official piety», of which Sacré-Cœur is the chief lasting triumphalist monument.
The decree voting its construction as a «matter of public utility», 24 July, followed close on Thiers’ resignation. The project was expressed by the Church as a National Vow (Voeu national) and financial support came from parishes throughout France.
The dedicatory inscription records the Basilica as the accomplishment of a vow by Alexandre Legentil and Hubert Rohault de Fleury, ratified by Joseph-Hippolyte Guibert, Archbishop of Paris. The project took many years to complete.

«A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.» — Lao Tzu
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Μία απάντηση στο Basilique du Sacré Cœur, Paris, France

  1. Ο/Η Πανος Βλαχος/Panos Vlachos λέει:

    Γεια σου φιλε ταξιδευτη και ονειρευτη.Ο Πανος, εστω και με δυσκολια γιατι δεν ξερει τοσο καλα αγγλικα, σε διαβαζει και σε θαυμαζει παντα με ενδιαφερον αν και δεν επεμβαινει με σχολια λογω τεμπελιας.Ημεγαλη μου κορη ζει στην Γαλλια και ειχα την τυχη να παω να την βρω στο παρισι οπου θαυμασα την Basilique du Sacré Cœur.bye-bye my friend

    Μου αρέσει!

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