Eglise Saint Jacques du Haut Pas, Paris

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The Église Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas is a Roman Catholic church in Paris, France. The cathedral is located in the 5th Arrondissement at the corner of Rue Saint-Jacques and the Rue de l'Abbé de l'Épée. The church has been registered as a historical monument since 4 June 1957.OriginsThe land on which the church is built was obtained around 1180 by Hospitaller brothers originating from Altopascio, near Lucca, Italy. In 1360 the brothers built a simple chapel. Despite the suppression of their order by Pope Pius II in 1459, some brothers decided to remain. At that time the land around them was fields and meadows with a few low peasant houses and some religious institutions.In 1572 Catherine de' Medici decided to use the site as home for a group of Benedictine monks who had been expelled from their abbey of Saint-Magloire. The relics of St. Magloire of Dol and his disciples had been transported to Paris by Hugh Capet in 923, when the Normans attacked Brittany. The relics were transferred to the hospital, which became a monastery. In 1620, the seminary of the Oratorians under Pierre de Bérulle, the first seminary in France, replaced the Benedictines. It was known as the seminary of Saint-Magloire. Jean de La Fontaine stayed there as a novice.
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  • I almost walked by this simple, tan-stone church with a red entrance door while searching for street frescoes of illustrious French men and women by C 215. Looking around, I realized that I had...  more »
  • You needn't make a special trip to the area just to see this, but it's part of a long walk from the catacombs at Place Denfert-Rochereau past old hospitals to the beautiful sober-baroque church of...  more »
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  • Church I attended as a student in Paris. Used to attend daily mass in the smaller chapel. Beautiful thing about the Catholic faith is its universality: No matter where you go in the world, you will find your home.
  • Just The Place to worship on Sunday morning

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