Kermoisan Cross

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Presentation

On the road to Pouliguen, the cross is located at the entrance of the village. She is perched on a rock, on a granite base. The painted wooden cross stands on a broad cornice.
 
It is decorated with 13 little yellow hearts. In the center, a white heart, larger in size, is surrounded by a crown of thorns and surmounted by a rooster, probably to remind the denial to St. Peter. The ends of the arms end curiously, like tops. Two instruments of passion are present: the sponge and the spear. All ornaments are in wood.
 
The cross was renovated in 1972 on the initiative of Henriette Saffré and the determination of Vitaline Lechesne. All believing inhabitants or not, took heart to participate. Since then, it has been restored by the municipality.
 
Formerly, the fiancés came to dance in the square and pray to the Virgin who was in the niche, under the title of Our Lady of Happiness. After several flights, today is a simple silhouette of the Virgin who is in the niche. A wooden niche is placed on the base and rests on the cross. For two years, Louisa Billon, kept the earthenware Madonna at home, waiting for a cabinet maker to make a new niche to replace the old one in such a bad state that it could no longer house the statuette. The Virgin bore the inscription Our Lady of Carmelites. On the new niche, installed in early 1990, the same inscription was engraved. Unfortunately, shortly after, the door was broken, the statuette broken. The niche is empty, alas!
 
In the meantime, the young people find themselves and sit at the foot of the Calvary, as previous generations, under the divine protection of Christ.
Information
  • Visit/Heritage :
    • Church/chapel/Collegiate
    • Calvaire
    • Heritage (castles, monuments, megaliths)
Accessibility
  • Disabled Acess :
    • Accessible for people with reduced mobility
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Le Calvaire de Kermoisan
Kermoisan
44740
BATZ SUR MER
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.27755
Longitude : -2.45485
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Kermoisan Cross
Kermoisan
44740
BATZ SUR MER