Sacré-Cœur

IMG_9650

On a rainy Paris day last month Kongo visited the Sacré-Cœur (sacred heart) Basilica high atop Montmartre, the highest point in Paris.  The building of this beautiful church, which can be seen from almost any point in the city, was inspired by the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.  Church leaders contributed the loss to a century of moral decline after the French Revolution.  Construction began in 1875 and was completed in 1914, just in time for another war with Germany which the French won this time (thanks to a little help from friends across the Atlantic) so evidently the morality of France was properly restored.  Continue reading to learn more about this beautiful church. Continue reading “Sacré-Cœur”