Fr. Beaugrand took us to Brittany (the Western peninsula). It was my first visit to that area.
First, to Vannes. Brittany has Celtic roots, as you can see on the signs which are also labeled in the native "Breton" language - similar to Gaelic signs in many parts of Ireland:
Always nice to see Our Lady of Lourdes in a Cathedral:
The original altar is still there:
A former bishop of Vannes. Pray for him:
The body of Blessed Peter Rene Rogue, who died during the French Revolution after refusing to take an oath to the French government. On being sentenced to death, Father Roque fell on his knees and gave fervent thanks to God. He was guillotined on March 1, 1796:
The bones of St. Vincent Ferrier, also in the cathedral:
The street is named after Blessed Peter Rogue. This is the place where he was martyred:
St. Vincent Ferrier's former house. The street is named after the Spanish town where he was born:
The walls of the town of Vannes:
I forgot what these were called, but they are a specialty of Brittany - made with a lot of butter and very delicious:
I bought a Breizh Cola - "Breton Cola." "The Cola of the Far West." Father insisted that it is better than Coke. I disagree!
More of the walls and gardens of Vannes:
More of the Celtic roots!