Église Saint-Cannat

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Église Saint-Cannat
Église Saint-Cannat à Marseille, façade.JPG
Facade of the Église Saint-Cannat
Location4, rue des Prêcheurs
Marseille 13001
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
CountryFrance
DenominationRoman Catholic
TraditionDominican Order
History
StatusCathedral
FoundedDecember 31, 1526
DedicatedMay 18, 1619
Architecture
Heritage designationMonument historique
DesignatedNovember 2, 1926
Architectural typeChurch
Administration
DioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Marseille
Clergy
Vicar(s)Hervé Giraud

The Église Saint-Cannat is a Roman Catholic church in Marseille.

Location[edit]

It is located in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille. The exact address is 4, rue des Prêcheurs, 13001 Marseille.[1]

History[edit]

The church was named in honour of Canus Natus, a French Roman Catholic Saint from the fifth century.[2]

Construction of the church building started on December 31, 1526, in the presence of Bernardin des Beaux.[3] It was dedicated on May 18, 1619.

The facade was built from 1739 to 1744 by architect Joseph Gérard.[4]

The church has a few works of art. Two paintings by Michel Serre (1658-1733) are displayed in the church: La vierge à l'enfant et le purgatoire and La purification de la Vierge.[4] There is also a painting by Pierre Parrocel (1664–1739), representing the baptism of Christ.[4] Additionally, one can see a sculpture of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897) designed by François Carli (1872-1957).

The pipe organ, designed by Jean-Esprit Isnard (1707-1781), dates back to 1747.[4]

The church building has been listed as a Monument historique since November 2, 1926.[5]

At present[edit]

The church building is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9AM to 1PM, on Wednesdays from 9AM to 7PM, and on Tuesday and Fridays from 9AM to 12PM.[1] However, no Mass are said at present.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Église Catholique à Marseille
  2. ^ Variétés religieuses; ou, choix de poésies provençales, avec notes, Aix-en-Provence: Makaire, 1860, pp. 167-180 [1]
  3. ^ Augustin Fabre, Notice historique sur les anciennes rues de Marseille démolies en 1862 pour la création de la rue impériale, Marseille: Imprimerie de Jules Baril, 1862, p. 199
  4. ^ a b c d Marseille 13: Eglise Saint-Cannat les Prêcheurs
  5. ^ French Ministry of Culture

Coordinates: 43°17′54″N 5°22′25″E / 43.2982°N 5.3735°E / 43.2982; 5.3735