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C'est grâce à Tripadvisor que j'ai découvert cet endroit : au milieu d'une forêt immense (ce qui ajoute encore au mystère du village de Hattisheim disparu en ces lieux au XVème siècle. La curiosité m'... more »It is thanks to Tripadvisor I discovered this place: in the middle of a huge forest (which adds to the mystery of the Hattisheim village disappeared in these places in the 15th century. Curiosity pushed me to go exploring in the lower Rhine: I was not disappointed! An atypical walk is the curious, travellers and lovers of nature.
En venant du croisement de Fegersheim, en laissant le village de Lipsheim sur notre gauche, nous avons continué sur Geispolsheim. Peu après l'entrée du village, un panneau indiqua la Chapelle de Hatti... more »Coming from the crossing of Paris, leaving the village of Lipsheim on our left, we continued on Geispolsheim. Shortly after the entrance of the village, a sign indicated the chapel of Hattisheim (street of the chapel on the left). There, leaving the village, we continued through fields and Woods (forest of the Bruch of the Andlau). Attention: the street paved through the forest is a bit long, don't worry..) Out of the Woods, on our right, we fell on the restaurant of the Chapel and behind the Restaurant we were able to admire this place of pilgrimage where our Lady of Seven Sorrows (dating probably from the 14th century) is venerated. Here, we discovered a local peculiarity: a reminder for the use of pilgrims. Through the door of the small garden adjacent to the Chapel, we have discovered a metal plate perforated representing the initials of our father prayer in latin. The entrance of these places porch is surmounted by a niche housing a Pieta stone (built in 1970) replacing another Pietà (carved in wood, from the 17th century) who, after his restoration (1969) was put away in the parish church Sainte Margueritte. First, a few words about Hattisheim.Ce village, disappeared now was located 2 km from the chapel was razed by the Armagnacs in 1444. Also, the chapel was destroyed on that occasion, as well as during the thirty years war, in the battle of Entzheim, then by a fire in 1833. However, the courage, the determination and faith of the villagers of Geispolsheim always allowed the reconstruction of the chapel of our Lady of the seven sorrows. The villagers told us that here, during the French Revolution, the chapel housed refractory priests (which, unlike the curés priests refused to take an oath to the Constitution) these refractory priests, with the help of the inhabitants, and celebrated clandestine masses. According the local history, Marie would have appeared to a young Hattisheimois keeping horses in the meadows of the commune. The young man then decided to build a small oratory on the place of the apparition. Soon, the site will eventually attract many pilgrims, especially herders. We also noted the existence of a housing part of the building: it was occupied by hermits devoted to prayer and keeping places. Inside the Chapel, we discovered three beautiful statuettes. One, lording it over the high altar (in baroque style) represents our Lady of the Seven Sorrows (carved in 1973 in wood of Linden by Pierre Nuss). On the side altars, we admired the statues of the secondary patrons of the Chapel: St Wendelin (revered by the shepherds for the protection of domestic animals) and Ste-Apolline (boss dentists, invoked against toothache). Also note: the tabernacle contains a small monstrance protecting a small relic of the Holy Cross.
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