This small window is in the 15th century chapel in the southern arm of the transept of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. I thought this detail very interesting. This photo was taken directly facing a tiny opening from the chapel into the next room. The appearance that it is being viewed from an angle is just part of the way the window is made.
This is also from the 15th century chapel.
This is also from the 15th century gothic chapel.
This chapel in the Basilica was replaced in the 15th century by a gothic funeral chapel dedicated to St. George.
The Chapel of the Apparitions, where Jesus appeared to St. Marguerite-Marie Alacoque and revealed to her His "heart burning with love", is part of a convent of the nuns of the Visitation, just a short walk from the Basilica. This statue is in the basilica.
This statue and the statue of St. Margaret Mary are near the votive candles.
here it is
at the important moments
- From a brochure sold in the basilica.
I am not sure how old this cross is. It is not mentioned in the booklet I brought back, and I could not find it mentioned online.
At the time of my visit, January 20, the Nativity scene was still displayed, as is proper until the feast of the Presentation of Our Lord on February 2.
The basilica was built from the end of the 11th to the early 13th century. It is now a shrine and is part of a retreat center operated by the Emmanuel Community.
The basilica is known for its "mystical light", an architectural feature. Three semi-circular upper windows are at the top of the nave. Under each of them is one of the original blind windows that decorate the wall.
A painting of Jesus over the main altar.
The Sacré-Coeur Basilica (Sacré-Coeur means Sacred Heart) was built for a Cluniac monastery. The monastery dated back to the 10th century. St. Hugh, abbot of Cluny, was instrumental in the basilica's 12th century construction. Altogether, the basilica was built from the late 11th to the early 13th centuries, and one of its chapels was later rebuilt in the 15th century.
The garden has medieval inspiration in its selection and grouping of plants. It is next to the basilica.