"A town all of its own, Sainte Anne d'Auray" Saint Anne-d'Auray by gwened

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Basilica Sainte Anne d'Auray

you cant missed is the center of every day life in the town of Sainte Anne d'Auray very near me. Sainte Anne is the mother of Mary, grandmother of Jesus according to the Bretons, and it is ,also, their patron saint of all Brittany.

A local farmer Yvon Nicolazic, hears a woman tells him in Breton language "Me zo Anna mamm Mari", which means in French «Je suis la mère de Marie". Which means in English, I am the mother of Mary.

It was on July 25th 1624, on the eve of the feast of Sainte Anne. ON the March 7 of 1625, he receives a call from Sainte Anne, Yvon Nicolazic discovered in his fields near Bocenno , a statue of Sainte Anne coming from an old chapel that was in ruins. This was the signal authentiating the truth of the appearences.
The story goes, and it continues today as all July 25-26 there is a big religious event here second only to Lourdes in France.

Escalier or holy stairs of St Anne

28 steps of suffering for Sainte Anne, there is a beautiful stained glass figure of her in the middle.

memorial to fallen

A monument to fallen built by the five parrishes of Brittany after the WWI conflict in memory of the 240 000 bretons who died in the war
inside bottom you have a chapel with a flag in stone of each of the Breton parishes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:the shrine basilica of Sainte Anne d'Auray
  • Cons:all is around the religion
  • In a nutshell:The center of Catholicism in Brittany
  • Last visit to Saint Anne-d'Auray: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated Jun 10, 2012
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