The Great Procession of Tournai


Our Lady of Deliverance Sacred Heart's Church, copy of a statue from the 14th century.

Our Lady of Deliverance is the name under which, since the 6th century, the Virgin is worshiped in Paris. Deliverance means deliverance of political cataclysms, illnesses, internal temptations. The present statue dates from the 14th century. Reproductions were made at the end of the 19th century for religious communities. Abbot Friant, expelled from France in 1885, founder of Sacred Heart's church, introduced the cult of Our Lady in his church.


© Frédéric Denonne September 96.