Jacques Rivière - Le Fabuleux trésor de Rennes-le-Château - Bélisane
wonder if he was a relative of the Abbe and the Mayor?http://www.rennes-le-chateau-rhedae.com/rlc/giscard.html
the letter written to Giscard about the Bishop's interest in the water stoop with the angels and the demon
what the Bishop was fascinated was the piscina
A piscina is a shallow basin placed near the altar of a church, used for washing the communion vessels
They were originally named for the baptismal font
The purpose of the piscina or sacrarium is to dispose of water used sacramentally, by returning these particles directly to the earth. For this reason, it is connected by a pipe directly to the ground; otherwise presumably a basin was used.
Ordinarily the piscina is used in cleaning the sacred vessels after the Mass (see Ablution in Christianity). Cleaning the vessels in this basin ensures that any remaining consecrated particles are returned directly to the Earth. If the consecrated Hosts become unusable, the priest disposes of the hosts by placing them in the sacrarium. This is accomplished by breaking the hosts up into small pieces and washing them into the basin — which returns the consecrated hosts to the ground.
At times the piscina has been used for disposal of other items, such as old baptismal water, holy oils, and leftover ashes from Ash Wednesday. A common myth is that consecrated wine was also poured down the piscina. Actually, the rubrics stated that clearly any consecrated Blood of Christ that that is left over after communion is consumed either by the priest or by those who assist in the distribution of the Eucharist (the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion), there has never been a time when the Precious Blood was officially poured down the drain
In the Roman Catholic Church, pouring the consecrated wine, the Blood of Christ, or the Host down a sacrarium is never permitted.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piscina
Monsignor Billard, Bishop of Carcassonne, struck down with paralysis – having also been suspended from his post for,
"having administered the assets of his diocese in the most irregular fashion and for having contracted staggering debts, which were completely unjustified"
(Simon Laborde, Biographical notice on Monsignor Billard, late Bishop of Carcassonne, 1902).
It seems Billard had a stroke too
Marie Dénarnaud was born in Esperaza on August 12th 1868. and Abbe Riviere hailed from there
Did Riviere give Sauniere the last rites...? Some say he waited to give them after Sauniere's death
Wasn't that CRUEL and why would they do that?
and yet after death he gave him the last rites
then buried on Holy ground
Giving some last rites after death is not the pointhttp://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_priorysion07.htm