Baulou CASE, CASE OR ALTERNATIVE TO THAT OF RENNES
Excerpts from the article published in the Gazette Fortean 3http://www.atelier-empreinte.com/ODS.htm
We often hear in the media Saunièrisants, that among the thousands of French villages, and within
population of their parish priests, such a "case" has occurred at Rennes-le-Chateau and with the
Only Berenger Sauniere. This is totally wrong. A detailed study remains to be done on the subject, but we
would set an example of a case alternative to Rennes.
The place: the common Baulou near Pamiers, in the Ariege. A region close to the Razes, any
also rich in history and we are still Cathar land, near the pog at Montsegur ....
The time: the second part of the nineteenth century and early twentieth, as in our case.
The "hero": a priest, Father Louis de Coma (1822-1911).
The facts: a substantial enrichment, amid donations (we find the Countess of Chambord) and
trafficking in masses ..., sumptuous buildings, including the magnificent monastery of Carol who wanted
compete with projects in Lourdes made a discreet cult to Mary Magdalene in a crypt
"Intimate" serious confrontations with the religious authorities .... Note that this monastery the rest will
destroyed in 1956 at the request of the Bishop ...
Surprising? What is most surprising is that this case is now completely forgotten while
could lend itself to the construction of another myth, parallel to that which holds us back today.
Extract from the Library of Berenger
The case known as RLC is it unique? Certainly not, but Gerard de Sede could be
everywhere to tell great stories every time a priest indulged in some quirks!
Too bad, because there are material.
Remain in the same region (Baulou in Ariège), at the same time, and discover the RP with the Coma
Monastery dynamited, editions of the Trowel, Pouech, 09200 Moulis (1995)
Mysterious sources of funding, donations from the Countess of Chambord, a fervent cult visited
Mary Magdalene in caves dug for this purpose, building Pharaohs, including the Carol monastery ... Then a conflict with the Church, a miserable death, and last but not least, the destruction
Bombings on the orders of the bishop of the work of the Father (1956) ... It does remind you of anything? And if I
adds that Alfred Saunière is suspected of having relations with Coma! There is no shortage of that
mysterious manuscripts, but when looking around ...
In short, a matter that awaits his "novelist".
"Father Coma took advantage of Saunière's treasure to build his monastery ...
... When the P. Coma was going to Perpignan visit his family, he passed through Rennes-le-Chateau, where he
involved in deciphering the parchments of Saunière ... "
We are here, in the presence of the legend most prevalent in people's minds and even
ecclesiastical. The aim of our work is not to make a 251 th book on the subject that is inexhaustible
Rennes-le-Chateau, our study will show enthusiasts, inaccuracies systematically and repeatedly
1852 - April 11, Bérenger Saunière was born in Montazels (Aude). At that time, Father Coma is a father
Jesuit 30 years, French teacher in Nantes ...
1855 - born February 17 Alfred Saunière, Bérenger's brother.
1879 - As the P Coma left the Jesuits to devote himself entirely to his work - the
Carol constructs are nearing completion - was ordained priest Berenger Sauniere. His brother Alfred,
ordered a year earlier, joined the Jesuits as a teacher but is not part of the
Society of Jesus (the records are formal), then professor at the Petit Séminaire de Narbonne, excommunicated
in 1904. Died September 9, 1905.
1885 - The Carol is completed, the fathers of the Holy Spirit are the new owners of the work of
Gethsemane, Saunière was appointed parish priest of Rennes-le-Chateau.
1886 - Departure of the fathers of the Holy Spirit.
1887 - Saunière discovered parchments and a stash in his church.
1890 - Louis de Coma was named pastor Baulou, he is 68 years old.
1898 - Saunière undertook major work on his property.
1903 - The P Lambert is the owner of Carol and pay for the work of the house above the farm,
he borrows the Séquanaise.
It seems very unlikely that Saunière supported the monastery of the Father of Coma, completed 15 years.
However, it is not impossible that Sauniere brothers were inspired by the work of the father of Coma
for perhaps less Catholic.
It should be noted a strange resemblance:
- The churches Baulou and Rennes-le-Château is dedicated to Saint Madeleine.
- Both priests have a passion for construction and artificial caves.
- They receive donations from the Countess of Chambord: en 4000. in respect of Coma and 3000
- Father of Coma, on some occasions, blazed the way of the Cross with sparklers;
idea taken up by his caddy Saunière.
- What about the similarity of Gethsemane (Mount of Olives) the Father of Coma and Bethany
(A village near the Mount of Olives) of Saunière?
- Saunière was absent from his parish regularly ... Father de Coma was leaving, sometimes as far as Spain,
for several months, then returned and resumed the yard ...
For the first, his movements remain mysterious.
As the Father of Coma, he absented himself to preach "The Good Death", and collect donations. Its
Travel in Spain can be explained: meet Father Blanchard, his Jesuit Provincial in exile, which
he asked council. The grandfather of Coma had retired to Gerona, to escape the Republic, Louis
visiting family. Later, he went to Port-Bou to kiss her niece Therese, sister
Benedictine, he loved.
- Labouche Lafranchise and had edited the postcards that Carol sent by the Father Louis
seeking donations, Saunière took the same idea at the author.
- The Masses! Obviously, the main resources of a Work. Father de Coma had to strive to
promised to say masses. He will blame the fathers of the Holy Spirit does not have priests
enough to tell the masses. He will be obliged to delegate these tasks priestly
which will result in additional expenses. If Father de Coma had been suspected of simony, M.
Larue vicar general litigation with Father Lambert, would not have failed to mention it.