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A sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin at Ambronay, France, regarded as one of the two candles of devotion to Our Lady in the Diocese of Belley. The original church was founded by recluses in the seventh century, and having been destroyed by the Saracens, was rebuilt (c. 803) by St. Barnard (778-842), together with the famous monastery of the same name. About the middle of the thirteenth century the church was reconstructed on a grander scale, and still remains, in spite of the ravages of 1793, one of the most imposing monuments of the diocese, remarkable for its windows, sacristy, altar, spiral staircase. The façade of one of the naves dates from the ninth century.
Acta SS., 23 Jan.; LEROY, Histoire des pelerinages de la Sainte Vierge en France (Paris, 1875), II, 185.
APA citation. (1907). Our Lady of Ambronay. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01383a.htm
MLA citation. "Our Lady of Ambronay." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01383a.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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