Monday, December 24, 2007

Photos d'église de Sainte-Geneviève, dans la ville de Sainte-Geneviève, Missouri

VOICI QUELQUES PHOTOS d'église de Sainte-Geneviève, dans la ville de Sainte-Geneviève, Missouri, aux Etats-Unis. La ville est située près du centre des Etats-Unis, et est 102 kilomètres de sud (par la route) de la cité de Saint-Louis, Missouri.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - exterior

Quand j'ai vu cette grande flèche, j'ai pensé que « Ceci ne peut pas être mon église, parce que elle est trop distante ». Mais c'est une église grande dans une petite ville.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - nave wide

Une vue panoramique de la nef.

Sainte-Geneviève était la première colonie européenne permanente dans ce qui est maintenant l'état du Missouri. La France a fondé la ville après 1722. Ses premiers habitants n'ont pas été satisfaits avec la vie difficile du fermier : plutôt ils ont commercé avec les Indiens et d'autres colonies.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - sanctuary

Le sanctuaire.

En 1762, cette colonie est devenue sujet au roi de l'Espagne, mais il a maintenu sa langue et culture françaises.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - sanctuary 3

Le maître-autel.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - crucifix

Le crucifix, dans l'abside.

Les idées républicaines de la révolution n'étaient jamais populaires en cette ville, et ainsi elle est restée fidèle au roi et à l'église.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - altar

Une vue plus étroite du maître-autel.

Napoléon Bonaparte a vendu la colonie de la Louisiane aux Etats-Unis en 1803, qui a fait à Sainte-Geneviève une ville américaine.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - tabernacle

Le tabernacle du saint Sacrement.

Il serait romantique pour croire que Sainte-Geneviève est une enclave française dans les Etats-Unis, cependant, c'est une ville complètement américaine.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - pulpit

La chaire.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - chairs

L'église est dans l'archidiocèse de Saint-Louis.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - choir stalls

La chœur stalle.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - sanctuary 2

La Couronne d'Advent devant l'autel « versus populum ».

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - stained glass windows in transept

Un autel latéral dans le transept du sud.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - baptismal and holy water fonts

Le fonts baptismaux et cierge pascal.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - painting

Cette peinture de la « présentation de la Vierge dans le temple » a été donnée à l'église par Louis-Philippe Ier, roi du Français.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - reliquaries

Certaines des nombreuses reliques dans cette église.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - stained glass window detail

A LA MEMOIRE DE THEOPHILE
DUFOUR, ET DE JULIE, NÉE TESSEREAU
SON ÉPOUSE. R.I.P.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - stained glass window 1 Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - stained glass window 2 Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - stained glass window 3

Les vitraux.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - Mary's altar 2

L'autel de la Vierge.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - Sacred Heart altar

L'autel au Sacré-Cœur de Jésus.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - relic of the True Cross

Une relique de la sainte Croix.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - station of the cross

Le chemin de la Croix.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - side aisle

Une nef latérale.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - pipe organ

La tribune d'orgues.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - school

L'école primaire de l'église.

Sainte Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA - cemetery

Une rue à l'ouest de l'église est le cimetière. Enterrés ici sont la noblesse, les pauvres, les Indiens, et les esclaves nègre.

Adress:
49 Du Bourg Place
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri 63670

7 comments:

  1. In English:

    HERE ARE PHOTOS of Sainte Genevieve Church, in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA. The town is situated in the center of the United States and is 63 miles south of the City of Saint Louis.

    When I first say this tall spire, I thought "This can't be the church, because it too far away". (That is, the spire is visible from far off). This is a big church in a small town.

    Sainte Genevieve was the first permanent European colony in what is now the state of Missouri. France founded the town after 1722. Its first inhabitants were not satistifed with the difficult life of the farmer; rather, they traded with the Indians and other colonies.

    In 1762, this colony became subject to the King of Spain, but the town retained French culture and language.

    Republican ideas of the [French] Revolution were not popular in this town, and it remained loyal to King and Church.

    Napoleon Bonapart sold the colony of Louisiana to the US in 1803, making Sainte Genevieve an American town.

    It would be romantic to believe that Sainte Genevieve is an French enclave in the US, however, it is completely American.

    This painting of the "Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple" was given to the church by Louis-Philippe I, king of the French.

    One block west of the church is the cemetery. Buried here are nobility, the poor, Indians, and slaves.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The statue in front of the painting of the Presentation of the Virgin is most likely Saint Germaine Cousin of France, beatified in 1864, canonized in 1867.

    Many thanks to my sister-in-law Connie for discovering this.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just curious how it can claim to be the oldest parish west of the Mississippi whent here are parishes in New Mexico that pre-date it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are right. But it would be the oldest parish in the Louisiana Purchase, which is mainly west of the Mississippi.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Unless they moved the statues around, the guide I have from the Church, which labels all the statues, indicates it is Ste. Genevieve. Although I didn't see that painting when I went on 6/6/2010.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Also, the parish in Kaskaskia is older. But a)it's no longer a parish (i think), and b)when it was built it was east of the Mississippi.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You can not get the complete tour of this wonderful town without stopping to visit this breathtaking church. I have been here many times and I never get tired of seeing it. Everything is so wonderfully old and tradition is honored, revered and nurtured. I am not sure if this is the oldest parish in Missouri (it could be) but it is not the oldest Catholic church building. That honor belongs to the grand Old St.Ferdinand Shrine church in Florissant (1821). It was dedicated to the Sacred Heart at the suggestion of St. Philippine Duchesne RSCJ and this building will celebrate its bicentennial in 2021.

    ReplyDelete