The other day on the way to the Jardin des Plantes of Toulouse, my mom and I ran into Église Saint-Exupère. What first caught our eye was its touching monument to the parishioners who died in WW1.
Every church in France has at least a plaque dedicated to the poor boys of the church who gave their lives for France, but this church’s monument was particularly beautiful. I love the sunlight illuminating the soldier’s face.
The church is named after Saint Exuperius, a bishop of Toulouse in the 400’s. He completed the basilica of Saint Sernin and was known for his generosity. He donated to monks in Palestine, Egypt, and Libya and even sold the altar vessels of his church to support the poor of his diocese. (The right idea.)
Around the altar there are paintings of famous Biblical characters.
The church was quite dark, but I loved how the light fell across this particular pieta.