By: Chloe Calhoun
The text of The Vow
In the presence of the sacrilegious attacks committed in Rome against the rights of the Church and the Holy See and against the sacred person of the Vicar of Jesus Christ.
We humble ourselves before God and uniting in our love both Church and Fatherland, recognize that we have sinned and been justly punished.
And to make honorable amends for our sins and obtain through the infinite mercy of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ pardon for our faults, as well as the extraordinary help that alone can deliver the Holy Pontiff from his captivity and put an end to the misfortunes of France, we hereby promise to contribute to the construction, in Paris, of a sanctuary dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”
Length: 35 meters.
Width: 85 meters.
Height: 83 meters.
Materials: travertine stone.
Paul Abadie designed the Sacre Coeur in Romano-Byzantine style.
Five architects continued his work after his death in 1885 until completion in 1914.
It was painted many times.
The Sacre Coeur was not painted by the famous painters who lived in Montmartre
- Biggest bell in France
- Casted by the Paccard bell foundry
- They also made the Jeanne d'Arc and 54 copies of the Liberty Bell
- Built in 1914
- France lost the Franco-Prussian War
- Two guys vowed to build a church
- Their names were Alexandre Legentil and Hubert Rohault de Fleury
- The architect Paul Abidie designed it
- Later on there was the bombing that blew out the stained glass windows