"Chapel Miraculous Medal" Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse Tip by davequ
Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse, Paris: 2 reviews and 4 photos
I read about this place in a "Paris Confidential" book, and as an estranged / prodigal catholic I chose to hunt down the Chapel Miraculous on rue du Bac in 7th.
It was worth the trip.
Around 2:30 in the afternoon the faithful line up outside the small wooden door at 140 rue du Bac to acknowledge the alleged vision of Catherine Laboure, a French nun who purportedly received a message/vision from the Blessed Virgin, but more so to pay homage and offer prayers for intercession to Mary.
The "cloister" / chapel is beautiful and I don't think it matters whether you are among the faithful or not: this little chapel is in my opinion worth squeezing into a Paris veterans itinerary.
The nuns were actually very cordial & funny, laughing through poorly and humbly attended teeth (per vows of humility that eschew vanity) at my miserable french.
" Bon apres midi ma soeur "
For what it's worth, I now wear one of Catherines medals on the chain around my neck that also holds my other medal from the Sacre Coeur. To each his own I suppose
ps... I foolishly thought I had one on Anthony, but after checking his site again after writing this, I was reminded I am full of it as usual.
Address: 140 rue du Bac 75007
Directions: Next to Bon Marché. Metro Sevres Babylone lignes 10,12
Phone: +33 1 49 54 78 88
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