Notre-Dame des Sommets, Montaud

View over Montaud from the Notre-Dame des Sommets, erected by the father Emile Neraud, former missionary in Ethopia and pastor of Montaud from 1950 to 1953. Statue stands on the spot of a former wooden cross placed in 1833. The statue is a Madonna and child, and is >2.5m high, sculped by a Mr Fachini from Lyon from a block of white limestone.  The cost of the monument was funded by the people of Montaud through fairs, donations etc, and through the sale of some disused assets of the church.  The blessing of the statue was held on Sunday 15th July 1952.

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Uploaded: 09/04/2012
Updated: 13/08/2014


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