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Saint-Joseph Church

Religious building, Historic site and monument in Le Prêcheur
  • With its concrete building, it is the oldest modernist building on the island. It predates 1930.

  • With its two bells reminiscent of minarets, its claustras on the front and the motifs on the vault vents, the church has a peaceful and elegant charm. It was built by the municipality headed by Enguerrand Asthon Tardon, opposite the new town hall and at the same time, on an elevation, the old presbytery was rebuilt.

    The cemetery, on the other hand, was relegated to the other end of the town, at the southern entrance.
    The fresco that Charles Triclot painted there in the 1940s deteriorated:...
    With its two bells reminiscent of minarets, its claustras on the front and the motifs on the vault vents, the church has a peaceful and elegant charm. It was built by the municipality headed by Enguerrand Asthon Tardon, opposite the new town hall and at the same time, on an elevation, the old presbytery was rebuilt.

    The cemetery, on the other hand, was relegated to the other end of the town, at the southern entrance.
    The fresco that Charles Triclot painted there in the 1940s deteriorated: it was replaced by that of Father Grasselly, parish priest in 1953-1954. The church has some beautiful silver objects: two silver ciboriums made by Fernant Fossy, a bronze monstrance-sun with semi-precious stones from the first half of the 20th century.
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