Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns and the Tunic of St. Louis Rescued from Inferno at Notre Dame Cathedral


Des chevaliers du Saint Sépulcre veillent sur la Sainte Couronne d’épines en la cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. Paris (75), France © Marc-Antoine Mouterde

St. Louis first carried Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns into the Sainte-Chapelle for the first time in 1238.

The Crown of Thorns is now kept at Notre Dame Cathedral.

On the First Friday of the month, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, guardians of the relic at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, present the Crown of Thorns for adoration at the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

On Monday Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames.

The Crown of Thorns was rescued from the burning Cathedral.

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