Photos: Cathédrale Saint-Michel de Carcassonne
If you've been frequenting the Badger Catholic lately, you've seen I've been posting photos from some pretty beautiful pilgrimage sites I was blessed to visit this past summer. Next on the list is the Cathédrale Saint-Michel de Carcassonne.
Carcassonne is a pretty interesting town in Southern France. It was once a stronghold for the Cathars--an interest sect of ascetic heretics from the middle ages. Like all heresies, it eventually died, and the cathedral is gorgeous.
|Laura and I in front of the cathedral. This might be our only picture from France where nobody in the background is holding a baguette.|
|Stunning beyond words|
|I can't remember who, but there's a bishop buried near the alter.|
|More of the stained glass windows|
|A history of the local diocese|
|St. Dominic preached here in 1213--in the midst of the Cathar heresy.|
|Statue of St. Dominic|
|I lit a devotional candle for my Godson Dominic|