Monuments and Cultural Heritage

Chapelle d'Hargnies

A chapel in honor of the patron saint of Hargnies was built by the inhabitants of the village.
At the entrance to Hargnies, arriving from Vireux-Wallerand, this chapel is located on your right.
This chapel is dedicated, like several others in the Val d'Ardenne, to Saint Roch, patron and protector of plague victims. Remember that a terrible epidemic of plague raged in the region at the beginning of the 1349th century and that Saint Roch was often invoked as the saint who assists his devotees against the contagion of the plague among other things... Saint Roch undoubtedly reminds you of the legend of Saint Roch and his dog. Here is a brief summary: Saint Roch was born in XNUMX in Montpellier. When he came of age, he distributed all his possessions to the poor and left on a pilgrimage to Rome. He stopped in several Italian cities affected by the Black Death and obtained numerous cures. Unfortunately, he too caught the disease. He then retreated into a forest so as not to infect others. Only a dog from a neighboring lord visited him and brought him every day a piece of bread stolen from his master's table. Intrigued by his dog's behavior, the lord followed him and discovered Roch at the bottom of his retreat. He helped him and, thus, Roch regained his health. Note Chapel visible only from the outside.


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