Church from Montgiscard
Montgiscard is a small town three leagues from Toulouse, in which there was formerly a castle and a Bourg.L' historian of Raimond of Toulouse wrote, that Simon Montfort from the siege of Beaucaire, tale it is refreshed to Montgiscard of entering the old tale of Toulouse in Toulouse and the author of the Chronicle called Proeclara Francorum Facinora written as Raimondin the year 1211 due to the enmity he wore to Maffie of Beluese his cousin, Lord of Beluese and Montgiscard, besieged the village said Montgiscard, who was close to the Castle and ruined it completely. Where we may also collect that audit time, m. de Beluese was Lord of Montgiscard.
Source: Memoirs of the history of Languedoc by Guillaume de Catel 1633.
Montgiscard has, in addition to its church, dedicated to the Virgin, the famous chapel of Notre-Dame de Roqueville, located at the top of a hill, along the canal du Midi. The statue is venerated in this chapel was found, as the Alet and Bruguières, a labourer who, tracing a furrow, felt the his plough soc arrested by a large stone, in which he discovered the statue in a niche by informs. Built on an interim basis, on the place, an oratory; was placed the image on a pedestal, and it immediately became the object of veneration Montgiscard, as well as neighbouring parishes and throughout the region.
Although it is not known exactly when assigning to the erection of this sanctuary, its antiquity is unquestionable. From the year 1315, an altar was elevated to the Holy Virgin in this Church (a stone of this altar was in Gothic letters the following inscription: Anno millesimo trecentesimo quinto decimo mensis Mack Thirdly, flees oedificatum istud altare beatoe Virginis.); which proves that devotion was much older. The Albigensians, cannot bear the honor it is rendered to Mary, crowded around the monument, combustible materials that found themselves under their hands, and ignited; but, wonderful thing, said a song of the time, the flames formed around the temple of Mary, as rays of glory who did shine in the distance, without nothing consumer a moment, the chapel appeared to disappear under the flames; but, like the Phoenix, which rises from its ashes, it reappeared rejuvenated and more brilliant. This prodigy, illustrating, attracted an increasing number of pilgrims than ever.
For a long time, there was only one priest, a Roqueville, to serve the Chapel; but towards the end of the first half of the seventeenth century, several priests of Montgiscard came to settle, and there formed a company of missionaries, who then spread in the vicinity for evangelism.
Source: Notre-Dame de France or history of the cult of the Virgin by André Jean Marie Hamon 1863.
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Church, Montgiscard has, in addition to its church, dedicated to the Virgin, the famous chapel of Notre-Dame de Roqueville, located at the top of a hill, along the canal du Midi. The statue is venerated in this chapel was found, as the Alet and Bruguières, a labourer who, tracing a furrow, felt the his plough soc arrested by a large stone, in which he discovered the statue in a niche by informs. montgiscard, haute garonne
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