Grotte Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes - 1903 - Affringues, France
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N 50° 41.235 E 002° 04.474
31U E 434627 N 5615455
Quick Description: [EN] A cave dedicated to Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes at the foot of the Monts d'Affringues. [FR] Une grotte dédiée à Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes au pied des Monts d'Affringues.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 10/29/2018 8:24:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMZEEC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

"Having lost his chapel in a fire, the parish of Affringues still had the project to raise a new one.

In 1903, the parish priest Louis Émile Boutoille obtained Vidor, parents of Julia, his servant at the presbytery of Bayenghem-lès-Seninghem, to give him a piece of their land, at the foot of the Monts d'Affringues, in order to build a replica of the grotto of Lourdes.

The work begins in June 1903, and the solemn blessing of the chapel takes place on Sunday, September 27 next, in the presence of 400 people.

In 1929, for the festivities of August 15, when the procession then gathered more than 300 faithful, the cave is restored and rejuvenated. The paintings are redone and a new pavement is laid. "

Sources : The Cave

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"Ayant perdu sa chapelle dans un incendie, la paroisse d'Affringues avait toujours le projet d'en faire élever une nouvelle.

En 1903, le curé Louis Émile Boutoille obtient des Vidor, parents de Julia, sa servante au presbytère de Bayenghem-lès-Seninghem, de lui céder un morceau de leur terrain, au pied des Monts d'Affringues, afin d'y construire une réplique de la grotte de Lourdes.

Les travaux débutent en juin 1903, et la bénédiction solennelle de la chapelle a lieu le dimanche 27 septembre suivant, en présence de 400 personnes.

En 1929, pour les fêtes du 15 août, où la procession réunissait alors plus de 300 fidèles, la grotte est restaurée et rajeunie. Les peintures sont refaites à neuf et un nouveau dallage est posé."

Sources : La Grotte

Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1903

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
1903


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