Larchant (Seine-et-Marne)

Saint-Mathurin

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  • Region: Ile-de-France
  • Department: Seine-et-Marne
  • Coords: 48.284, 2.5964
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  • Surveyed: 1972-74, 1977, 1980-83, 2015

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…ensemble un precis verbal de la translation faite en l'année mil cent soixante et seize, du corps dudit St Mathurin au lieu ou il est maintenant [derriere le grand autel] par un de nos predecesseurs.

...together with a verbal account of the translation made in 1176 of the body of said Saint Mathurin to the place where it is now [behind the high altar] by one of his predecessors.

Source: Archives Nationales, Paris, S305 B, Liasse 3.
Verbal testimony by Octave de Bellegards, archbishop of Sens, in 1634, on a visit to Larchant, affirming one of his predecessors had opened a chasse and find a note inside that the relics had been translated in 1176 "to the place where it is now".