The Little Chapel, Guernsey, Channel Islands

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Tomada el 27/03/14
A work of art and a labour of love, the Little Chapel is possibly the smallest chapel in the world. Inside it is just five metres long and three metres wide and it was built almost single-handedly by Brother Déodat who started work in March 1914. His plan was to create a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. He had come to live at Les Vauxbelets in 1904 with a group of De La Salle Brothers (L'Association des Frères des Ecoles Chrétiennes) who were teachers dedicated to providing an Educational College in a spirit of absolute charity. This purpose continues to the present day and guardianship of the Little Chapel now rests with Blanchelande Girls College which is run by a Charitable Trust.

The Little Chapel is beautifully and ornately decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of broken china which have been painstakingly set into the walls and the ceilings.

Since moving to Les Vauxbelets the College has started an ongoing programma of repairs and improvements. In this way the pupils and all those connected with the school are able to play a part in looking after the treasure in their midst.
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Jos Sanders

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