Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
rue des Alpes (between rue des Fosses & rue des Veilles), La Mure, France [ Map ]
The ‘new church’ at La Mure is a neo-Romanesque building, originally featuring a 60 metre tower and spire, constructed from 1887 after the ‘old church’ at La Mure had begun to deteriorate. (The exterior of this ‘new’ church is now in need of major repairs.)
Dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, the church was opened for worship on Christmas Day 1900 and consecrated by the Bishop of Grenoble on 2 October 1901.
Peter Julian Eymard is commemorated in the church by a statue and a stained-glass window. The initials of some of the various saints depicted in statues are inscribed on the walls behind the various figures (‘PJE’ for Eymard).
Although Eymard was not directly associated with this church, which was built after his death, his local importance is recognised in a statue and window dedicated to him. His close friend the Curé of Ars (St Jean-Marie Vianney) is depicted in another statue in the church, as is Our Lady of La Salette to whom he had a strong devotion. There is an indirect association with Eymard through the special prayers that were said in this church for his beatification and canonisation.