Sunday, March 20, 2011

St. Peter's Church in Avon--Interior


L'Eglise de St. Pierre is as rich in history as it is beautiful.

At the top, we see the names of Avon residents who perished in World War I. Just to the right of this plaque was a list of 23 Avon natives who died in concentration camps, including the city's mayor at the time and the priest who was the hero of a French movie by Louis Malle called Goodbye Children.

The stunning stained glass windows include dedications to St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Fiacre, the patron saint of the Avon market gardeners.

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