Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Les Bleus cry: 'Our Lady of Rugby, pray for us!'

French chapel built after death of three local players
La Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Rugby, or the Chapel of Our Lady of Rugby, in Larrivère-Saint-Savin, France.
With only a single victory and a tie, the French rugby team (Les Bleus) did not win the 2013 Six Nations Championship (an annual European tournament.)

But in a small town south of Bordeaux, parishioners continue to gather for prayer in a chapel dedicated to players of L'Ovalie.

The refurbished, elegant La Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Rugby, or Our Lady of Rugby Chapel, in the town of Larrivière-Saint-Savin, awaits both supporters and faithful.

It was back in 1964 that a dream to set up Our Lady of Rugby was born.

Father Michel Devert led a three-year crusade to have a place of worship rededicated after three rugby players from the local club, Dax, were killed in a car crash.

See the full story on The B.C. Catholic website.

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