Rare 17th c. Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the B.V.M. (Daily Posted in 2021)

Feb 15 Our Lady of Paris Built by King Childebert

(Feb) 15. Our Lady of Paris, built in the first place by King Childebert, A.D. 522. About the year 1257, St. Louis had a more spacious one erected on the same site, on the foundations laid by Philip Augustus in 1191. Du Breuil, Theatre des Antiq. (de Puris, 1. i.)

 

Image (click it to enlarge):  French King Childebert I at the consecration of a church. 

 

The Church of Our Lady of Paris was built during the reign of Childebert I, the fourth son of King Clovis & Queen St. Clotilde.  It was dedicated under the invocation of the Blessed Virgin, whose title its patrons have preserved with zeal and veneration. 

 

King Philip Augustus in 1191, and then King St. Louis in 1257, would continue, in the same place [on the foundations of the ancient church built by Childebert I], to expand the ediface - which is known today as the famous *Notre Dame Cathedral.

 

*Its official name is Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (Cathedral of Our Lady of Paris)

 

Related Link: Overview of 17th c. Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the B.V.M. 

 

Source: "Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin, With the Foundations and Churches Dedicated to Her", from Abbé Orsini's work, "Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God", Imprimatur 1858 A.D.

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The TCW Staff | Reply 15.02.2021 03:24

Learn about the origins of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral.

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