Friday, March 16, 2007

Sacré Cœur | Sacred Heart...

I wanted to share with you all something very special I found at the antique market when in Paris last week.
This beautiful gilded and inscribed heart - that opens like a locket tin - comes, I was told, from a small church congregation in the Reine region of France...'Congres Marial Boulogne s/mer'...they were founded first in 636 till 1478, and re-formed again in their 'current' location is 1638. Inside are two beautiful heart shaped pieces of paper, printed with information about the church in French....hand-written on the paper are wishes and prayers for the safe return of loved ones from the second world war. I am so happy and honored to be able to keep these safe and I will always wonder about them and hope that the men so prayed for were indeed delivered home safely. Sacré Cœur indeed...

Flickr faves from this week...

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I will be adding my last few photos to my Paris set this weekend so stop by any time if you want a French fix.

Speaking of French fixes - I am going here tomorrow morning to be assessed for and enroll in French classes. Now is the time I think.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
xox

ps - I have given my ever growing list of links their own page...you can access this now via my sidebar as normal...or by clicking here :) {sorry if I have missed anyone out so far..there is only so much html I can tap out in one evening !;))}...more soon!

6 comments:

shari said...

love your little treasure. i like that you wanted to take it home and keep it safe. :) french lessons you say? ooh la la. i have always wanted to learn french. you'll have to share some new words with us. hope you have a great weekend a! xox

lisa s said...

OMG - what a tresure indeed. so YOU too....

and i too love ranniculas. haven't gotten any this year yet... hmmm....

l'amour pour vous mon cherie [i'm so bad at french]

cruststation said...

I've been enjoying your Paris photos, what a wondeful breathtaking place! I love that heart locket, it's so beautiful and poetic, what a great treasure.

It's wonderful that you are taking French lessons, enjoy!

Janet said...

what a beautiful little piece of history. Paris sounded so special, I would like to go back now, our experience at new year wasn't so magical, only because everything was closed but I am craving a walk along the Seine with a hot waffle with chocolate, mmmmmmmmm x

melanie said...

I just wanted to say that treasure is amazing - what a find!

ambika said...

As someone who can sit enthralled by old postcards, photos and letters, this strikes me as an amazing find. What a treasure.