Lanrivain

Between Saint Antoine and Lanrivain stand two extraordinary calvaries – perhaps the purpose was to mark the route between the two churches?

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The Church of St Grégoire in Lanrivain is an enclos paroissial – the church is within a walled enclosure entered through a Triumphal Arch, and inside the walls there is a calvary (1548), and an ossuary (15C) which has bones inside… Today’s church was rebuilt in 1850s on the site of an earlier, 16C church. It is named after Pope Gregory I who worked to convert the Bretons in the 6C.

The Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain

The Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain

Inside the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain

The Ossuary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
The Ossuary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
The Ossuary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
The Ossuary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain

The Calvary dates from 1548 and is astounding, created by the Maître de Lanrivain whose work can also be seen at Gurunduel & Bonigeard- perhaps we can squeeze in a visit to one of the two. His figures are extraordinary …

The Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain

The Crucifixion on the Calvary of St Gregoire, Lanrivain

The Crucifixion on the Calvary of St Gregoire, Lanrivain

The Poor Man on The Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain, & in the background the Baptism of Christ
The Poor Man on The Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain, & in the background the Baptism of Christ
The Trial of Christ on The Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
The Trial of Christ on The Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
One of the Robbers on the Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
One of the Robbers on the Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
The Entombment of Christ on The Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
The Entombment of Christ on The Calvary of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
The War Memorial of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain
The War Memorial of the Church of St Gregoire, Lanrivain

Do visit this unusual and beautiful enclos if you are in the area, or make a detour to see it if you possibly can.

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