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Saint-Hippolyte, la Font Sainte, Cantal, Auvergne, France

The origin of the source that gave its name to the Font Holy Saint Hippolyte was probably the place of Druidic worship. This cult of the water even persisted after the Christianization. The church tried "to evangelize" gradually these practices.

The origin of the source Who Gave His Name to the Holy Font in St. Hippolyte Was Probably the place of Druidic worship. The worship of water PERSISTED Even After Christianization. The church tried "to evangelize" gradually thesis practices.


At the Font Santa , as Vassivières , Orcival , Notre Dame du Port , the cult of the Virgin succeeded to the worship of water and the pagan pilgrimage was replaced by the Christian pilgrimage to the VI-VIIth centuries.


At the Font Santa, as Vassivières, Orcival, Notre Dame du Port, the cult of the Virgin succeeded to the worship of water and the pagan pilgrimage Was Replaced by Christian pilgrimage to the sixth-seventh centuries.


The Middle Ages, the tradition relates that a statue of the Virgin was brought from East in the early twelfth century by the lords of Apchon who had participated in a crusade. This statue was placed in a small chapel where the water from the rock.


The Middle Ages, the tradition says That statue of the Virgin Was reported about from the East at the Beginning of the twelfth century by the lords of Apchon Who participated in a crusade. The statue Was Placed in a small chapel Where the water from the rock.


XIV-XVI centuries, about the middle of the nineteenth century the British bands Amerigot Walk camped above Vernet (we still speak of a English camp in that place), destroy the oratory and the statue disappeared.


XIV-XVI centuries, the mid-Nineteenth century the English bands Amerigot Walk camped Above Vernet (we still speak of the English in this camp site), destroying the chapel and the statue Disappeared.


He seems to have been rebuilt quickly: there are traces of a bequest to the oratory in the will of Amblard of alberoche in 1555.


He semble-have-been rebuilt to Quickly: There are traces of a bequest to the oratory in the Will of Amblard of alberoche in 1555.


In VVIème century, it was the religious wars, and oratory was destroyed again. The cult of Our Lady of the Holy Font was then celebrated in the church of Saint-Hippolyte, on the occasion of the solemnity of the Visitation and the Nativity.


In the Seventeenth Century, It Was the religious wars, and the oratory Was destroyed again. The cult of Our Lady of the Holy Font Was Then Celebrated in the church of Saint-Hippolyte, on the occasion of the celebrations of the Visitation and the Nativity.


XVII-XVIII century, despite wars, pilgrims continued to visit the source and it is a peasant Rastoul, Galvain Mary, the virgin appeared around 1740. The Virgin Mary asked Galvain rebuild the oratory and to build a chapel. Marie went to consult the bishop of Clermont, Bishop Massillon, which depended the archpriest of Mauriac. With his permission, she collected offerings that helped to build the niche and the oratory in 1743/1744. there placed a statue of the Virgin with her son that the bishop of Clermont was given to Mary Galvain.


Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century, DESPITE wars, Continued pilgrims to visit the source and it is a peasant Rastoul, Galvain Mary, the virgin Appeared around 1740. The Virgin Abebooks web sites mMarie Galvain rebuild the chapel and to build a chapel. Mary Went to see the Bishop of Clermont Bishop Massillon, qui depended on the archpriest of Mauriac. With His permission, she Collected offerings That Helped to build the nests and the oratory in 1743/1744. There Placed a statue of the Virgin with her son que la bishop of Clermont Gave to Marie Galvain.


During the revolution, the statue was hidden at an inhabitant of St. Hippolyte. It is in 1835 began the construction of the first chapel she was blessed on September 8, 1837. The pilgrimage of the Font-Sainte then became one of the most visited shrines of the diocese.


During The Revolution Was the statue hidden in a resident of St. Hippolyte. It Is That Began in 1835 the building of the first chapel, She Was blessed September 8, 1837. The pilgrimage to the Holy Font est devenu Then one of the most visited shrines of the diocese.


In 1884, a wall surrounded the buildings and in 1886, construction began on a new chapel. The choir and transept were, according to the original plan, will continue with a vast nave of the same style, but the work was suspended for lack of money and the nave of the old building was retained.


In 1884 the building has Surrounded wall in 1886 and the building of a new chapel Was Begun. The choir and transept Were, selon the original plan to continue with a vast nave of the same style: Goal Was suspended the work for Lack of money and the nave of the old building Was preserved.


Later, a stone altar Volvic, around which celebrations are held outside and a large shelter were built. The chapel is presented in another small heritage on this site.


Later, an altar stone of Volvic, qui take up around the outside and a wide celebrations Were built shed. The chapel is presented in Reviews another small inheritance on this site.


Today large crowds never stopped climbing the holy mountain. The statue of Mary has become a "transhumant Virgin" is riding the summer in the sanctuary of the mountain near the cowherds and shepherds and goes down for the winter in the church of Saint-Hippolyte.


Today the crowds never stopped climbing the holy mountain. The statue of Mary Has Become a "transhumant Virgin" is riding the summer in the sanctuary of the mountain near the Cowherds and shepherds and down the hill for the winter in the church of Saint-Hippolyte.


In the small Oratory one can see a statue called "Visitation Group".


In the small Oratory can see a statue called Expired "Group of the Visitation."


Carved from a single block of basswood, it symbolizes the visit by the Virgin (standing), speaker of the future Christ, to her cousin Elizabeth (kneeling), her mother being the Forerunner Saint John the Baptist.


Carved from a single block of basswood, They symbolize the visit by the Virgin (standing), speaker of the future Christ, her cousin Elizabeth (kneeling), her mother being white the precursor St. John the Baptist.


Very old cross near (between the church and the source)


Ancient cross near (between the church and the source)

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