ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt HOME S-Z
In 1859, the parish priest of the Madeleine Church,
Father Le Rebours, created a mission and had a
chapel built by the Lazarists, a congregation founded
by St. Vincent de Paul. Father Le Rebours is a former
secretary to Sister Rosalie Rendu (died 1856). The
chapel was dedicated to Saint Rosalie, a 3rd century
martyr and patron saint of Sicily.However the work by
Baron Hausmann, which upset the capital, also
affected the district. Sister-Rosalie Avenue was
pierced and the chapel destroyed. It was replaced in
1867 - with expropriation allowances - by a building
built in neo-Gothic style on the plans of the architect
H. Marchand. In 1963, the church was erected as a
parish. In 1971, the Lazarists left the site. Saint-
Rosalie is a church with sober decoration. However, it
neo-Gothic capitals (enriched with a carved cornice)
and a splendid stained glass window by Édouard-
Amédée Didron (1836-1902) in the choir.
Masses with organ
Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m.
The instrument was built at an unknown date by
Despite its current state, it has remained totally
authentic and deserves a restoration.