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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Today is the Feast of St Louis

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And here is a wonderful picture of St Louis receiving the Crown of Thorns from Jesus.

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St Louis venerates the relic of the Crown of Thorns brought from the Holy Land.

The relic was originally placed in Notre Dame but was then enshrined in the newly constructed Sainte Chapelle which is nearby.

Sainte Chapelle was desecrated by the French revolution and the relic now is back in Notre Dame. Notre Dame itself was almost destroyed by the revolutionary spirit in 1802.

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The death of St Louis