Sunday, June 08, 2008

Crosses in the sky

An interesting feature on many of the churches in southern France are metal steeples or cupolas, erected on the top of church towers. Some of these are made out of wrought iron by skilled tradesmen, much like the Mexican iron crosses erected on roofs in Chiapas (recently displayed in Santa Barbara).
Each steeple is unique and airy, almost lacy against the outline of the sky. Often they will have the distinct French Rooster on the top of the cross. I’m not sure if it is in patriotic allegiance or in spiritual identification with Peter (Pierre) whose discipleship was marked by the crowing of the rooster.


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