More of the Basilica Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle of Rennes !!

I again ,looking at my blog and again see posts lacking all pictures!  Therefore, this is the season to remedy that and I am adding new text with new older pictures to my blog. This is the case on the Basilica Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle of Rennes !! Of course, Rennes is in dept 35 Ille et Vilaine of my lovely Bretagne and in my belle France. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

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I have given you plenty of history and architecture info on the previous post so this one will be briefer just to show the new old pictures to the blog. The former church of Saint-Aubin, later Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Nouvelle, is located in the city center by rue Saint Malo and place Sainte-Anne. Its north and east facades are bordered by the Contour Saint-Aubin. The Rue de Saint-Malo separates the church from the convent of the Jacobins (see post). It was erected in Basilica minor on August 6, 1916.

The parish church dedicated to Saint Aubin, also called Saint-Aubin-en-Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Nouvelle, built between 1884 (date of the laying of the first stone) and 1904 (inauguration of the church) replacing the old destroyed church, located west of Place Sainte-Anne. It has a nave with only three bays and the facade was never built. Most of the windows are from the 1st half of the 20C. It traces, in its stained glass windows, the history of Rennes and Brittany. Also depicted in medallions are scenes from the history of Brittany in connection with Duchess Anne.

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Tradition reports that the Duke of Brittany Jean IV attributed the victory of the Montfort party over the Blois, during the war of succession of the duchy of Brittany, during the battle of Auray (1364) , to the intercession of the Virgin Mary. In 1368 he founded the Dominican convent of Rennes which quickly took the name of convent of Bonne-Nouvelle, a picture painted on wood of the Virgin and Child becoming during the 15C is the object of veneration by the faithful of Rennes. Various miracles would have accompanied this devotion, in particular the end of a plague epidemic in 1634, following a wish conditioning the realization of a solid silver model of the city of Rennes to the stopping of the plague. Similarly, during the great fire in Rennes on December 23, 1720, the Virgin of Bonne-Nouvelle would have appeared in the sky, the event being represented on a painting in the Saint-Sauveur basilica, Still, the vow was melted during the French revolution and replaced after a cholera epidemic in 1849 by a new ex-voto dating from 1861. During the Prussian invasion of 1871, Mgr Brossay-Saint-Marc decided to offer a candle to Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Nouvelle every September 8, if the city were spared. This tradition continued ,and the church was erected as a basilica on August 6, 1916.

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Due to the damage suffered by the metro works of the city of Rennes as of December 2022 , it is closed until an indefinite date. Hoping that this church rich in prayers and history will open its doors again to welcome believers and visitors alike soon.

The Rennes metro area on the Basilica location :

The Rennes tourist office on the Basilica:

There you go folks, a masterpiece to be visited while in Rennes. This is a wonderful monument that is the Basilica Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle of Rennes !! Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

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

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