Friday, 16 October 2015

A l'intérieur de Notre-Dame des Armées

Chapelle Notre-Dame des Armées vitraux Versailles
So, after yesterday's outside view, here we are inside Our Lady of the Armies church. Lots of things seem to have happened here with several apparitions of the Virgin Mary and Christ to Marcelle Lanchon, in 1914 and 1915. The Diocese, however, has never opened a canonical investigation, so that Miss Lanchon, who became a nun, isn't a Saint. The stained glass represents, left to right: Saint Joan of Arc, Saint Michael, God (of the Armies), Our Lady of the Armies. The two panels on the right hand side commemorate the battles of Lepanto in 1571 and Vienna in 1683. VDP will have to return to the chapel to better see details. It was difficult when she visited it, there were several people praying and she did not want to disturb them, hence the poor quality of these photos.

Après l'extérieur hier, nous voici à l'intérieur de Notre-Dame des Armées. C'est ici que la Vierge Marie et le Christ seraient apparus à Marcelle Lanchon en 1914 et 1915. Toutefois, aucune enquête canonique n'a été ouverte par le Diocèse... Les vitraux représentent, de gauche à droite : Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, Saint Michel, Dieu (des Armées) et Notre-Dame des Armées. Les deux panneaux du vitrail le plus à droite commémorent les batailles de Lépante (1571) et Vienne (1683). VDP devra retourner à la chapelle pour mieux en apprécier les détails, dans l'espoir de trouver un moment où elle ne dérangerait pas les personnes qui y prient. En effet, la qualité médiocre de ces photos est due au fait qu'elle est restée près de l'entrée et ne s'est pas approchée de l'autel.
Chapelle Notre-Dame des Armées Versailles

20 comments:

Lowell said...

It's so beautiful! Love the stained-glass and appreciate very much the bit of history you included. It's rather sad, though, that Ms. Lanchon missed sainthood due to lack of investigation.

Revrunner said...

Fabulous light!

William Kendall said...

The stained glass really is beautiful.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Wonderful, I looove the first picture with the stained glass, the light on the statue and the colours cast on the right hand wall, you did a great job. It's always difficult is such situations in church's...

Michelle said...

A wonderful mix of supreme beauty and serenity.

RedPat said...

I love your pic down the centre aisle leading us to the altar, Ciel! It is very beautiful inside and brighter than I expected.

Lois said...

Beautiful windows! I like how the different colors of light are coming in and hitting the walls above the arches.

Bob Crowe said...

These days the experience is more commonly referred to as a hallucination.

Instead of this theme, how about La Reine de la Paix?

(I sound cranky tonight.)

Randy said...

What a beautiful church.

Thérèse said...

Il n'est pas toujours facile de trouver les "histoires" qui se cachent derrière les vitraux et pourtant...

Josette T said...

il faudrait faire un jour l'inventaire des commémoration de la bataille de Lépante...est ce à cause de Cervantès qu'on s'en souvient ? ;-)))

llandudnopictures said...

Heavenly light!

VP said...

The church is beautiful and imposing. Some of the prophecies of Marcelle Lanchon are quite interesting...

Kate said...

Beautiful windows! Aren't the feelings of the sun through those stained glass windows always welcome?!

Birdman said...

I have never heard of these incidences.Of course today you'd need a selfie to prove it.

Sharon Anck said...

I'm impressed by the vibrant colors in those stained glass windows and I love the way you caught the light reflection off to the right in that top photo.

José Mendonça said...

Great colours on those stained glass windows!

Wayne said...

Wow, I really love the colors, especially the light cast on the walls. In contrast to other photos I've seen of European churches, this one looks like it has benches as opposed to individual chairs.

Jack said...

Did Ms. Lanchon have a special fondness for alcohol? That might have explained her visions . . .

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful images both here and the exterior last post Ciel. I find the interior of churches tricky, the light is not always the best. The stained glass windows are lovely.