La fondation de la paroisse Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Cordon

Abstract : My research regarding Cordon’s church (small village in Savoie) has been developed aroud 3 main pilars: the church before 1780, secondly the parish and finally the church itself. Cordon’s history a during the 11th century with its castle. Cordon separated from Sallanches parish during the 18th century. Many factors such as the economy, the geography, the demography and also brotherhoods played a key in development of Cordon’s parish. Cordon fought against protestantism. The parish reflected the piety of this period. It is very interesting to study the way it got built. How could a village, with no more than 600 inhabitants, succeed in building such a beautiful church? First, the strengh of the brotherhood and the isolated situation of the village can explain this piety. But most of all, it nas the link between the men and their faith which enabled Cordon’s parish to develop and get stronger. My research demonstrates the power of man kind and their faith. But faith was not enough to build a church. It needed to be financed. Wills provided great insight on how they managed to rise fund through their exiles. Cordon didn’t only found a church but also a school and a schoolteacher’s house, a presbytery, a chapel and a cemetery. After telling about the founding of Cordon’s parish, I concentrated on the church building itself, Notre-Dame de l’Assomption and the people involved in its construction (architect : Mathole, painter: Isler, ...). My work then focuses on the beauty of church: the iconography, altarpieces, statuary, the furniture and the bells of church. Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, architectural wonder and pearl of the baroque, was born thanks to the strong will of Cordon’s inhabitants.
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Sonia Richer Plaire. La fondation de la paroisse Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Cordon. Histoire. 2011. ⟨dumas-01146508⟩

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