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This book tells of the history of the Auvergne region of France, and more specifically about the region around the town of Murat from the 1st Century CE through 1878. This history focuses on connections between Auvergne and Mary as well as the region's devotion to Mary. One chapter focuses on the history and description of the first church built in Murat (Saint-Martin), another on the church that replaced it, (Notre-Dame des Oliviers). There is also a chapter devoted to the statue called Notre-Dame des Oliviers (Our Lady of Olives). The tradition of the statue is that it was brought back from Palestine from a crusade by Saint Louis. This statue is said to have been the only object to survive a devastating fire in 1493, and has subsequently protected the town of Murat from lightning among other miracles. Included in the text are references to and quotations from historical documents, charters and benedictions. Published in Saint-Flour, France by the publisher A. Passenaud, this book has 95 pages and is 18 centimeters tall.
Europe (Cantal, France)
Notre-Dame des Oliviers (Statue); Our Lady of Olives; Mary, Devotion, Statues, France, Murat, Cantal
Baptiste, Jean, "Notice historique sur Notre-Dame des Oliviers, depuis ses origines jusqu'à nos jours par un enfant de Murat ou documents pour servir à l'histoire de cette ville." (1878). Rare Books. 19.