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Comparison of the Stations of the Cross in Sauniere's Mary Magdalene church to those Stations of the Cross in other Churches said by some to be the same.

List of Churches used in this comparison are:

The Mary Magdalene church at Rennes-le-Chateau.



Station of the Cross 4 Comparison

Jesus meets Mary

Rennes-le-Chateau 4      Couiza 4

Rennes-le-Chateau Station 4                                                                    Couiza Station 4

The differences between the above stations are obvious and many. In fact it would be easier to say what is the same: nothing!


Rocamadour 4      Rennes-le-Chateau Station 4

Rocamadour Station 4                                          Rennes-le-Chateau Station 4

Except for Jesus's hand no longer holding the cross beam and 4 figures instead of five, ignoring the difference in size, the Rocamadour Station 4 seems identical to the Rennes-le-Chateau Station 4.


Station of the Cross 5 Comparison

Jesus is helped by Simon


Rennes-le-Chateau 5       Rocamadour 5

Rennes-le-Chateau 5                                                         Rocamadour 5

A couple of differences here, the legs of the figures on the right pass in front of the cross. There seems to be a stray leg here not seeming to be linked to any figures in the Station, unless one of them is a contortionist. Sauniere has added a figure to his making 5 instead of the four appearing in the Rocamadour Station. There is extensive damage to this station caused by dampness. If not remedied soon it will effect the whole Station.

Unfortunately on my first visit to Couiza church the photograph I took was to bright to be of any use. When I returned in mid December 2006, Station 5 was blocked by 2 large christmas trees. On my next visit I will try again, hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky. Or if anyone reading this has a decent photograph of this Station maybe you could send it to me.


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Rennes-le-Chateau - Famous for the mysterious antics of its former priest Berenger Sauniere. Sauniere redecorated his church embedding clues to the secret he discovered during the renovations of the Rennes-le-Chateau church dedicated to Mary Magdalene.