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French chapel designed by famed modern architect vandalized

CWN - January 31, 2014

The chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, a famous work of the twentieth-century architect Le Corbusier, was recently vandalized, according to French media reports.

The only stained-glass window signed by Le Corbusier was shattered: “they broke into a thousand pieces the only glazing signed by Le Corbusier,” said Ronchamp’s deputy mayor.

Consecrated in 1955, the chapel, originally designed as a site of pilgrimage, is now part of a monastery of Poor Clare nuns.

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  • Posted by: Billkrebaum6091 - Jan. 31, 2014 8:04 PM ET USA

    I wonder if there is any information available as the the possible motivation of the vandal(s)?

  • Posted by: New Sister - Jan. 31, 2014 11:32 AM ET USA

    My only concern is for the Blessed Sacrament. That church is so ghastly, the "vandals" did us all a favor if He were taken out as a result!

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