The Church Dedicated to Saint Taurinus
Walking back into town we looked for the church of Saint Taurinus, it was not hard to find:
It is a very nice old building, showing its age:
Let us go in!
A brochure explained there were stained glass scenes from the life of Saint Taurinus, but the woman I asked said they were in the museum now. I told her I just came from there and saw no stained glass, and she simply shrugged her shoulders and walked away. This is where they should be, but I saw nothing particularly related to Saint Taurinus' life here:
This is a working church and not a shrine. It may have been a shrine long ago, but the saints heralded here now are of a somewhat more modern stripe such as these familiar ones, Joan of Arc, and of course there is always a sculpture or painting of Mary with Jesus:
It is only as we leave the building and look back that we see our Saint Taurinus, next to Saint Michael. That is only right. Michael may have slain a dragon, but Taurinus rid his city of several monstrous demons, plus venomous creatures of all types, and even civilized a demon that still harmlessly haunts the city.
After this we head back up to the railway station for our ride back to Paris.
It has been a very good day. Evreux is a nice place Thanks for the suggestion to check on this city where Saint Taurinus live his very interesting life, Julien!
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