On the gate are 2 sentences :
" My home will be called House of prayers "
" Terribilis est locus iste " :This place is terrible
But they are not complete.They should be :
- My home will be called House of Prayers,but you made it a
thieves den .(Matthieu 21,13)
- This place is terrible,it is God's home,the doorway to Heaven.(Genesis,28,17)
"Please,remember I don't know the exact words of the English bible,I only translate
what's said in the french one."
On the porch's keystone are the arms of Pope Léon 13(elected in1878 and dead on 20 July
This work finished in 1897 and
it is said that it costed 3 500 000 nowadays Francs. Saunière paid for the roof,the
framework and the vault.There is a secret room in the sacristy. The statues, tympanums and
bas relief were constructed by Mr.Giscard from Toulouse and the stained-glass windows by
Mr. Feur from Bordeaux. There was a hiding place (built in the 13th century)
under the belltower and the floor.
Way of the Cross