In 1926, the French sold a number of old buildings to U.S. citizens, including an exquisite Gothic oratory where tradition says St. Joan of Arc prayed before starting the crusade against the English. The St. Joan of Arc Chapel stands in the center of the Marquette University campus, a serene retreat that holds a few pews, a stone altar, and a small niche sheltering a stone that St. Joan is said to have once kissed.
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Elderly Tibetan people pray during a Sunday service at a Catholic church in the village of Cizhong in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. The church was built by French missionaries more than 100 years ago. Photo by @yamashitaphoto. See more of his work at supchina.com/photos. #china #chinanews #yunnan #church #cizhong #tibet