- History and visit the Saint-Médard church in Paris
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History and visit the Saint-Médard church in Paris
The Church of Saint-Médard is a Parisian Catholic Church, located on the left bank of the Seine, at 141 Rue Mouffetard. Flamboyant Gothic style, it was built in the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century. It is attached to the Archdiocese of Paris. It gathers the faithful neighborhoods of Val-de-Grâce and the Jardin des Plantes, in the fifth district as well as those parts of the Salpêtrière and Croulebarbe, the thirteenth arrondissement. It belongs to the city of Paris since the introduction of the separation of church and state. The church of Saint-Médard is classified as a historic monument in 1906. Also Sunday Mass, other Masses are celebrated during the week including the Monday at 19 pm, Tuesday through Friday at 8 am, 12 am 10 or 19 h as well as on Saturday at 9 am 30. The church is accessible by Metro Station Censier-Daubenton.
At the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève existed in the ninth century chapel which depended on the abbey of Sainte-Geneviève. While the neighborhood is counted at the time only a few houses, the chapel became the parish church of the town of Saint-Mard Saint-Médard. Following the increase in the number of inhabitants of the village, the chapel was converted into a church in 1450. Between 1560 and 1586, construction of the church could not continue because of the wars of religion. The tension that reigned between Catholics and Protestants provoked acts of iconoclastic violence, which resulted in the sacking of the Church December 27, 1561. They called this dramatic event “the Tumult of Saint-Médard.” In 1655, the parish was attached directly to the Archbishop of Paris. Despite this new provision, Génovéfains, monks of the Abbey Sainte-Geneviève continued to manage the parish until the Revolution. Many Jansenists attended the parish. Among them, there was Blaise Pascal, Pierre Nicole or Deacon Francois de Paris. This was buried in the small cemetery, located in a part of the church. His grave was the subject of meetings Fanatics who were seeking cures or any other miracles. In 1732, the king ordered a ban on access to the small cemetery. In 1784, the church was restored and enlarged by architect Louis-François Petit-Radel, known for the construction of the chapel of the Virgin and the rectory. During the Revolution, the church was closed for two years. A decree of the Convention in May 1795 enabled him again to open its doors. For 10 months, she was known as Temple of work because it became a place of worship for theophilanthropists. A few years later, Saint-Médard church underwent transformations as well inside and outside. In the early twentieth century, the chapel of catechisms was built on the site of the small cemetery, while the largest cemetery in the southern part of the church was converted into a square. Work of interiors were done in 1960. In 2011, the church received a new stone altar.
The church of Saint-Médard has a large organ with a buffet sculptor and carpenter Germain Pilon 1645. It was redesigned by François Clicquot in 1767. Consists of 32 games, three 56-note keyboards and a 30-note pedalboard with mechanical transmission, a large organ is a historical monument since 1980. The church is also decorated with various works of art such as The Religion of Charles-Michel-Ange Challe, The Virgin of the Annunciation of Henry Lagriffoul, Jesus driving the merchants out of the Temple of Charles Joseph Natoire …
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