The Church Sainte Thèrése of Muzillac !

The town of Muzillac is located in my beautiful department 56 of Morbihan in the lovely Bretagne region and in my belle France. It is located 30 km from Vannes, 90 km from Nantes, and 57 km from my house,I like to re visit these quant off the beaten path places. Therefore, let me tell you a bit more of the Church Sainte Thèrése of Muzillac ! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

Muzillac Ch Sainte Thérése back wall jan23

The former Saint-Pol Church which sat proudly on the heights of the city and was visible from the sea. But a clap of thunder at 02h30 on the night of November 23 to 24, 1929 slowly set the church ablaze, which could not be saved. The price of a restoration was such that it was decided a few months later by the municipal council to rebuild another, more in the center of the town, on land donated by Mademoiselle Mauduit. The new Church Sainte Thérèse was consecrated on April 4, 1934 , The stained glass windows were made during the 1950s , Finally, a small steeple was placed in the 1950s on the roof, instead of the tower planned at the entrance. It suffered a series of arsons first August 18, 1983, and then other fires and damage with relative consequences, but very sad, taking place in 1987, 2000, 2001 and 2015… But it is still just as welcoming. Indeed resilience is a virtue,

Muzillac Ch Sainte Thérése altar jan23

Built after the fire of part of the former church of Bourg Pol, its first stone was laid in 1930 to built the Church of Sainte Thérése. The new church imposes by its mass, its elevation and the regularity of its plan in form of Latin cross , It is of neo-Romanesque architecture. The crisis of the 1930s consumed the budget and the bell tower was not built. It houses crosses, chalices and patens from the 17C and 19C, The dating was easy to achieve thanks to three hallmarks (date, goldsmith and region) , Two paintings (17C), representing a regular canon, came to be restored., The sculptures of the Way of the Cross and holy water fonts were inspired by the “Seiz Breur” An artistic movement created by a group of Breton artists between the two world wars,

Muzillac Ch Sainte Thérése chapel virgin et child jan23

In addition to the high altar, there are two lateral altars: the altar located in the west houses the statues of Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus and of St. Anthony of Padua; the other altar located opposite houses the statues of Sainte Anne, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph.

Muzillac Ch Sainte Thérése chapel Ste Therese et treasury jan23

A bit of history I like tell us that the town of Muzillac is placed under the Ducal power in the 13C and regularly receives the Chamber of Accounts of Brittany, from the 13C to the 15C. In the 16C, an edict of Charles IX units the Royal Court of the borough at the siege of Vannes Some of the important dates are these :

Late 9C: the Normans land several times. They were defeated in 890 at Questembert. 1070: we find for the first time: Musillac, Mezuillac but the parish is called Bourg Paule or Bourg Pol. 1123: Lord Rioc de Musullac is mentioned in the cartulary of Redon; its coat of arms is “Gules a leopard lionned with ermine”. 1248: Alain de Musullac accompanies Saint Louis during the Seventh Crusade. 1288-1432: the Chamber of Accounts of Brittany is installed in Muzillac. 1419: Saint Vincent Ferrier preaches in front of the church of Bourg Pol. 1678: Ursulines arrive in Muzillac to create a convent there and educate young girls. 1790: Muzillac becomes a town and chief town of the canton, Bourg Paul remains the parish. 1792: The Ursulines are driven out and their possessions are auctioned off during the French revolution, June 10, 1815: The Battle of Pen Mur: Between the eponymous rig and Pénescluz, the Bonapartists and the small Chouannerie clashed. The latter awaits a landing of arms by the British. Alerted, the Imperials, numbering 570 and commanded by General Rousseau, came out of Vannes and attacked the Chouans at Muzillac where they had placed themselves under the command of General Louis de Sol de Grisolles. The confrontation turns to the advantage of the Chouans in this battle where they are led on the ground by Rohu and Joseph de Cadoudal and where the schoolchildren of the collége Saint-Yves of Vannes (see post) stand out with 400 in number and having joined the Catholic and Royal Army of Brittany) who thus repel the Imperial troops.

Other things to see here me think are the Le Vieux Couvent , In March 1678, the bishopric of Vannes granted the Ursulines of Ploërmel permission to found a convent in Muzillac. On October 1, 1792, the envoy of the French Republic, François Le Batteux, drove out the nuns who were sent to Vannes. The buildings will be sold as national assets. In 1982, it was bought by the town of Muzillac to make it a cultural center which was opened in 1990. Also, the ruins castle of Séréac (15C, 17C and 18C), Very damaged during the French revolution, there remains an 18C main building, attached to a round tower of the 15C.

The town of Muzillac on on its heritage

The Damgan-La Roche Bernard tourist office on Muzillac

There you go folks, another dandy road warrior tour of the quant off the beaten places ofmy beautiful Morbihan, This is a nice stop along the way worth the detour me think to see the Church Sainte Thèrése of Muzillac, Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

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

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