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Basilica of Our Lady of Chèvremont

Local name: Basilique Notre Dame de Chèvremont

Basilique Notre Dame de Chevremont, i.e. the Basilica of Saint Mary of Chevremont is a popular place of Marian pilgrimage, which dates back to the 7th century AD. The place of worship is associated with the miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary. In 1688, Jesuits expelled from England built a chapel on the Chevremont Hill and developed the cult of the statue. At the end of the 19th century, the Carmelites took over the sanctuary and began building the basilica in 1877.

The construction of the neo-Gothic edifice was slow due to lack of funds. The architect Edmond Jamar's plan was never fully realized. erection of the belfry (not built). The cathedral was consecrated on September 8, 1899, on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The wonderful figure of the Virgin Mary - a wooden sculpture 75 cm high, dating from the 17th century - is located in a pentagonal Jesuit chapel. In half. In the 19th century, Chevremont became the economic center of the region thanks to bars, restaurants and hotels specialized in servicing pilgrims.

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Rue de Chèvremont 964051 Chaudfontaine, Belgium