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Avignon France, Popes Palace

We had the good fortune of visiting France and Spain in 2017. One of the most memorable destinations was Avignon, France and visiting the Palais des Papes (Popes Palace). Next to this is the Avignon Basilica, and in front is a beautiful crucifix. I took the photo below and was quite surprised by what I saw when I reviewed the photos later that day!

This photo is completely unedited in any way. I was astounded to see a beam of sunlight go right through the Heart of the Crucified Jesus! It was a completely cloudless day.

Indulgenced Prayer Before a Crucifix

Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus, I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight, and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope, and charity, with true contrition for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment. Whilst with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate Thy five most precious Wounds, having before my eyes the words which David, the prophet, put on Thy Lips concerning Thee: “They have pierced My Hands and My Feet, they have numbered all My Bones.”

The faithful, who recite this prayer devoutly before an image of Jesus Christ Crucified may gain: An indulgence of 10 years each time. Taken from Fr. Lasance’s “The Catholic Girl’s Guide”, 1906.

Photo Copyright 2017 – Tom Boylson Avignon Cathedral in Avignon, France is a beautiful cathedral adjacent to the Palace of the Popes. This photo appears unedited and exactly as it was taken.

Photo Copyright 2017 – Tom Boylson Avignon Cathedral in Avignon, France is a beautiful cathedral adjacent to the Palace of the Popes. This photo appears unedited and exactly as it was taken.

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