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During my bicycle trip today, I found this small chapel on 12 km of my home

The Chapel of Our Lady of Advocacy is a field chapel in the town of Knesselare, which is part of the East Flemish municipality of Aalter, at the Grote-Kapellestraat, at house number 36.

The chapel was built in 1735 after a 9-year-old boy, Petrus Cardon, was said to have been miraculously healed by a statue of Mary in a tree. The chapel was restored in 1927 and 1974. In 1947 tiles were placed depicting the seven sorrows of Mary.

It concerns a rectangular field chapel with a gable end that is swung in and out and above the entrance door a gable stone with the text: Anno 1735 .O.L.Vrauwe Vorspraecke-Bidt voor ons. In the interior is a gable stone with chronogram: The first stone can be seen at the rear facade, below the calvary, with the text: Ersten stone Petrus Bernardus Cardon. Fil. Peter. anno 1735. audt 9 years and alf.

The miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary is made of polychrome wood. Above is a painting, made by J.B. Maes in 1791. There are also some statues of saints.

I hope you like it.

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9/10/2020 10:00:02
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