On the high altar of Chartres Cathedral is a massive white marble sculpture of Mary by Charles-Antoine Bridan. The French sculptor (b. 1730, d. 1805) attended Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture and the French Academy in Rome. There he remained until 1762, whereupon he returned to the Académie in Paris and trained his son. On 12/30/1780 he was appointed professor of sculpture.
If possible, please keep your hands behind/below the communion rail.
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