Oct 12, 2014

La chapelle des Martres a Vérolliez

The Theban Legion under the command of Saint Maurice was martyred here at the order of the emperor Maximian in the year 287. The stories vary as to why: one says that as a Christian legion, they refused to offer sacrifices to the Roman gods; the other states that they refused battle against an opposing Christian force. Please consult the Wikipedia article for more details: http://ift.tt/1sB5Jf7 http://flic.kr/p/pAHxaG

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