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March 14 2013 5 14 /03 /March /2013 09:55

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8556016105_cd8876d089_b.jpgL'église Sainte-Vierge et Saint-Martin de Vrasville dates from the 12th or 13th century.  Originally, it was a very small church (less than half of the current size) and lit by very small windows.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8557127930_653e256446_b.jpgDuring the Revolution, all of the liturgical furniture was sold to the highest bidder for the sum of 85 livres 17 sous 6 deniers.  The sacristy was built around 1868.  The bell tower of the church is quite unlike the typical Norman saddleback towers.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8556016215_cf4b8219fc_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8557126458_2b6e727c53_b.jpgIt was in 1904 that a wooden structure was built above a niche where sits a statue of the Virgin.  Inside the nave and choir are separated by a large arch.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8513/8556016823_15bceb2738_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8557127634_6f87a4f02f_b.jpgMany of the stained glass windows were realized by Gabriel Loire in 1953.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8557127180_e684c16e86_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8090/8557127022_002df2527a_b.jpgThe high altar and altarpiece were restored in 1980 and frame a central niche in which a statue of the Sacred Heart is placed.  On either side are statues of St-Sébastien and Notre-Dame.  The altarpiece, which dates from the 19th century is painted faux marble and gilded.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8514/8557127278_e5fe086bba_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8229/8557127382_242f812179_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8557126860_b53eb2929f_b.jpgOther statues that can be admired within the church are St-Joseph, the Holy Virgin, Ste-Thérèse de Lisieux, St-Sébastien, Ste-Catherine and Ste-Marie-Madeleine Postel. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8557127518_835bfdddea_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8557127778_f8a9746f90_b.jpg

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