Our Lady of the


On the road from Sohier to Barzin, this small neo-Gothic monument is dedicated to Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows.

During the unrest in Flanders following the death of Mary of Burgundy in 1482, Jean de Coudenberghe had a picture of the Virgin Mary attending the burial of her son
placed in three sanctuaries. An inscription accompanied the painting, stating that Mary had suffered on seven main occasions: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, the loss of the child Jesus, the way to Calvary, the crucifixion, the descent from the cross and the entombment.
These pictures were objects of widespread popular veneration. Built around 1860 by the lords of Sohier, the chapel stands at the end of a bare, stony ridge. An alley
about 200 m in length, fringed with 38 lime trees, leads to the sanctuary. The lime was itself an object of veneration at one time: after rain had fallen, feverish children were placed in its shade, because the
drops falling from the leaves were said to have healing properties.

In years of drought, processions were made
to the chapel to pray for rain.

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Our Lady of the can be discovered in the following trails...
La Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert

Randonnées de la Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert

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