”Il est temps d’instaurer la religion de l’amour…”(Louis Aragon)

L’église Saint-Pierre de Quint se trouve à environ 4 km de mon village. Elle a été construite au XIIIe siècle, et tout au long du Moyen Âge, elle a servi d’étape pour les pèlerins sur la route de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, en Espagne. Pillée et brûlée en 1588 par les Huguenots pendant les guerres de religion, l’église fut reconstruite l’année suivante. En 1850, elle fut de nouveau endommagée par un incendie et sa reconstruction en style baroque se termina en 1856: 200 000 briques furent cuites au four, installé dans la cour du presbytère. En 1859, un nouveau clocher a été bâti et, en 1903, d’importants ajouts ont été réalisés, y compris l’accès au beffroi et au porche. Il y a une église plus récente dans le village, mais les services sont encore célébrés à Saint-Pierre de Quint, ainsi que des baptêmes, des mariages et des funérailles.

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motto:”It’s time to establish the religion of love…”(Louis Aragon)

‘Saint-Pierre de Quint’ is a Catholic church situated about 4km-away from my village. It was built in the 13th century, and throughout the Middle Ages, it used to be a stopover for the pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Looted and burnt in 1588 by the Huguenots during the wars of religion, the church was rebuilt the following year. In 1850, it was damaged again by a fire, and its reconstruction in a baroque style, ended in 1856: 200,000 bricks were baked in an oven, installed in the backyard of the presbytery. In 1859 a new bell-tower was built, and in 1903, significant improvements were made, including the access to the belfry and the porch. There is a recent church in the village, but services are still celebrated in Saint-Peter of Quint, as well as baptisms, weddings and funerals.
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N.B. Huguenots = French Protestant(Reformed) people of the 16th–17th centuries who refused to recognize the Pope’s authority and his full power. Largely Calvinist, the Huguenots suffered severe persecution at the hands of the Catholic majority: you may have heard of Saint-Bartholomew’s night, when Catholics massacred throughout France between 5,000 to 30,000 Huguenots. Soon after the tragedy, thousands of French Huguenots emigrated from Catholic France to Protestant(Reformed) countries: UK, Switzerland, Holland, Scandinavian countries, America.

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Posted on 20 January 2017, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Dane, cunosc biografia lu’ Aragon, precum si-a altor “somitati” franceze: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, etc… pentru mine, nu-i “bizar” ca ai ales si decis sa traiesti în Franta, însa nu voi “elabora” – décence et discrétion “obligent”… cu alte cuvinte, voi cita un personaj contemporan:”la France, tu l’aimes ou tu la quittes!” – à bon entendeur, salut! 😉

  2. C’est une belle architecture. Les extensions récentes ont été réussies. Belle journée, Mo

  3. Je ne suis pas dépaysée… 😉 Ces clochers-murs ont chacun leur petit charme.

  4. 200.000 briques cuites au four… quel immense travail… Merci de toutes ces explications… Bon week-end!

  5. A nice bit of history there, Melanie.
    Leslie

  6. People in America, even Catholics, are incredibly ignorant of all the horrors done in the name of Christianity. I personally think Christianity lost its way once Constantine made it the state religion. I have a post today that I’m also using for my part of leading worship on Sunday that won’t make me popular with my liberal friends or probably with my conservative Christian ones either! Tried using this week’s Sunday Scriptures to say the same thing:”It’s time to establish the religion of love.”

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