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Paris 2014: Sunday Mass and the Organ at Saint-Sulpice

On our third visit to Saint-Sulpice we attended Sunday Mass and listened to the magnificent organ, which at one time was the largest in Europe. The Mass itself was also a special one: a large group of children received their … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Saint-Sulpice and The Da Vinci Code

On our second week in Paris we returned to Saint-Sulpice (but this time with our Irish cousins) to examine the church’s role in the plot of Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. The church hasn’t been the same … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Saint-Sulpice Church

Our neighborhood church during our stay in Paris was Saint-Sulpice, the second largest church in the city (just slightly smaller than Notre Dame), and just four blocks down Rue Saint-Sulpice from our apartment on Rue de Condé. The church is … Continue reading

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London 2013: Glastonbury Abbey’s St Patrick’s Chapel

It took a mere five minutes to travel from Chalice Well to the entrance to Glastonbury Abbey on Magdalene Street near its intersection with High Street. David our tour guide got us through the admission process and then told us … Continue reading

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Twenty Churches in Twenty Days

We visited 20 churches on our trip to Europe last May. Here’s the breakdown by country: Switzerland 4, France 1, Germany 11, Netherlands 1, and Belgium 3. And by denomination: Roman Catholic 12, Lutheran /Evangelical 5, Presbyterian 2, Old Catholic … Continue reading

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The Stained Glass Windows of St Michael and St Gudula

The church of St Michael and St Gudula, begun in 1226, was nearing completion three hundred years later when Charles V took over the reigns of the Holy Roman Empire — just in time for the installation of the stained … Continue reading

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Inside the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula

The majority of the churches we visited in Europe in May of 2012 had their origins with the building of Romanesque structures about a thousand years ago. St Michael and St Gudula was no exception. Count Lambert II founded a … Continue reading

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Outside the Cathedral in Brussels

After visiting the Grand Place (see previous posting) on Monday, May 28, 2012 we walked up the hill in a north-easterly direction and soon found ourselves on the steps of The Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula, informally known … Continue reading

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St Nicholas Church in Brussels

On Monday May 28, 2012 we arrived in Brussels (Bruxelles in French; Brussel in Dutch) on the train from Nivelles,  settled in at our hotel on Place de Brouckere and then decided to go out and explore the old central … Continue reading

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Touring the Collegiate Church of Sainte Gertrude in Nivelles

After our lunch on Sunday, May 27, 2012 my wife and I walked down the hill with our friend George DeCat to visit the Collegiate Church of Ste Gertrude. The tour we received was entirely in French with George acting … Continue reading

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