The Basilica de Sacre Coeur is the first Catholic Church I ever entered. I was on a mission trip to France the summer of my senior year in high school. We went to Paris as tourists and ended up roaming the little streets and alleys of Montmartre.
Basilica de Sacre Coeur
April 6, 2008 by 4 Comments
Suddenly we came on the Basilica. I had never seen anything like it. Being brought up in an independent Bible church I never knew places existed. It was night, and I entered the darkened basilica, just pools of light where the candles were burning. I can still remember kneeling down to pray–not knowing why or what, but knowing that I was on sacred ground.
Many years later, I came to understand and know about St Margaret Mary, and the devotion to the Sacred Heart, and had the chance to visit Paray le Monial.