Sacré Coeur

sacre coeur

Nausea, p.65
The wife of the mayor of Bouville had a vision, Saint Cecile, her patron saint, came and remonstrated with her .. Bouville, thanks to the patronage of Heaven, now had a first-class economic position; wouldn't it be fitting to build a church to give thanks to the Lord? These visions were approved : the municipal council held a historic meeting and the Bishop agreed to organize a subscription. All that remained to be done was to choose the site. The old families of business man and ship-owners were of the opinion that the building should be erected on the summit of the Coteau Vert, where they lived, 'so that St Cecile could watch over Bouville like the Sacré Coeur de Jésus over Paris.'

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