Unique monuments of my Vannes!!!

Well in my turns and twists around my lovely Bretagne sometimes life goes so fast no time to see it all and do not realise the bounties available in your own town even less area of living. This is the case of today’s post in my medieval nice capital city of Vannes in my beautiful Morbihan. I am glad looking back at these older posts and enjoying life again. Hope you folllow it along with me.

I did some errands with the boys as usual and have heard of things but never pass by this part of the city ….  routine oblige! Today ,was different! I went by these areas of everyday living of the Vannetais (locals of Vannes) and found some nice monuments with good deeds about them. I like to share them with my readers.  This neighborhood or quartier of Vannes call Cliscouet is one that I past all the time but never dwell into their things as figure wrongly is just another local road. But there was something nice in it!

The neighborhood of Cliscouet is traversed by a series of old paths that have survived in the current layout of the city, such as the extension of the rue Madame Molé . The rue de Cliscouet is the main artery in these neck of the woods. The path bypassing the property of the Hermitage, now gone, is preserved as a pathway. Besides the Hermitage, Keravelo or the Chevinière are still preserved, remains of 17C manor houses. The village of Cliscouet has not undergone any notable transformations in its structure compared to the old cadastre of Vannes. The construction of new neighbourhoods or housing complexes in the 1960’s and 1970’s has prompted the creation of a new parish, Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

The construction of this new Church Notre Dame de Lourdes lasts just under two years. It is consecrated on the day of Palm Sunday 1962. It is going towards Conleau but in the neighborhood of Kercado. The Emmanuel community managed the Church, located at 52 rue de la Brise with access parking via Rue Lindbergh. This is a modern effort and now under the wonderful Emmanuel community of helping hands to the needy all over.

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The official Emmanuel community on the Church Notre Dame de Lourdes:  http://eglise-vannes-emmanuel.fr/informations-pratiques/

Having written of the Cathedral St Peter who jealousy keeps the tomb of Saint Vincent Ferrier and on the coming festivities of his presence in Bretagne ,finally got me the push to see another church this one name after him. I always past by it and see the panel but never had the input to see it as it is in a residential area. However, today it was different.

The Church Saint Vincent Ferrier at 59 rue Vénétes in the neighborhood of Cliscouët ,been the name of the manor house  located near the Vincin river which gave its name to this district born in the late 19C and which develops especially after WWII along the land plots of the rue Schuman and north of the old road of Bel-Air are the first to be built of small houses in the late 19C early 20C. The area is bordered to the north by the rue des Venetes and the rue Victor Basch, to the east by the rue Albert 1er and the rue de la Brise separating them from the neighborhood of Trussac. It stretches west to the Boulevard de la Résistance and descends south to the  chemin du Borgne and rue Cliscouët. Two major axes intersecting the limits to the north and east the area of land intervention of the city, rue Gillot de Kerarden and Avenue Winston Churchill. 

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The offiical parish of St Vincent Ferrierhttps://paroisse-stvincentferrier-vannes.fr/tous-nos-articles/

Other than the parish center not much is written on the church. Vicent Ferrer, Vincent Ferrier in French, Uisant Ferrié in Breton, or Master Vincent for his contemporaries, is considered one of the most remarkable and enigmatic figures of the 15C. He was born in Valencia Spain, and died in Vannes in 1419, after arriving in Nantes fourteen months earlier. It is in the very last stage of his life, and at the end of nearly twenty years of itinerant popular preaching across Western Europe that he arrives in the distant Armorican peninsula (Bretagne) which will be his final apostolic campaign.

The journey and the work of Vincent Ferrier in Brittany in particular are given to know through a chronology reconstructed from the testimonies collected in “the investigation for the canonization process.” Thirty-two years after the Dominican’s death, four apostolic inquiries were carried out by the Holy See: in Avignon, Toulouse, Naples and Vannes. The Brittany investigation brings together the largest number of witnesses heard and testimonies.

Vincent Ferrier is solemnly welcomed by the greatest representatives of the religious and temporal powers who go to meet him, reserving him a welcome in quality, that is to say as a great figure of Christendom linked to the papacy of Avignon and to the powers in the Iberian Peninsula and, of course, of Légat a Latere Christi (Legate of Christ), a title vested in him by Pope Benedict XIII. In Vannes, the Duke and Duchess in person, with all their court, the flower of the nobility as well as the bishop and his clergy received him. Vincent Ferrier’s mission is to evangelize the Breton people and put them back on the right path as requested by Duke Jean. He indulges in it, crisscrossing the vast peninsula, and with all the more fervor that he may have a presentiment of his last major evangelization campaign.

I have more on him in another post, and the story is long and beautiful but I hope you get the idea from the above text from the Cathedral St Peter in Vannes. He is ,also, the Patron Saint of the Valencian community region in Spain.

So now I have something different for you here ,and a reminder of cataloguing my beautiful Vannes for as long as my blog lasts. Thanks again for reading me!! Enjoy the off the beaten paths monuments of my capital city of Vannes!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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