Catharism
Catharism (/ˈkæθərɪzəm/; from the Greek: καθαροί, katharoi, "the pure [ones]") was a Christian dualist movement that thrived in some areas of Southern Europe, particularly northern Italy and southern ...
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Carcassonne - the enchanting sights of this medieval fortress town in south-central France
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Macron confirms three dead, 16 injured in France attack
French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed three people were killed and 16 others were injured following this morning's attacks in southern France.
Carcassonne, France day 1 walking tour
The walled town of Carcassonne in the southwest corner of France is a beautifully-preserved medieval village with a castle in the cent...
Carcassonne
The Languedoc region's hard-fought past and independent spirit is evident in its old fortifications, fine art, and a culture distinct from the rest of France...
Albigensian Crusade
The Albigensian Crusade or Cathar Crusade (1209–1229) was a 20-year military campaign initiated by Pope Innocent III to eliminate Catharism in Languedoc, in the south of France. The Crusade was prosec...
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Antonin Gadal
Antonin Gadal (1877–1962) was a French mystic and historian who dedicated his life to study of the Cathars in the south of France, their spirituality, beliefs and ideology.
Gadal was born in 1877 ...
Nicetas (Bogomil bishop)
Nicetas, known only from Latin sources who call him papa Nicetas, is said to have been the Bogomil bishop of Constantinople. In the 1160s he went to Lombardy. His purpose was apparently to reinforce t...
Bérenger Saunière
François Bérenger Saunière (11 April 1852 – 22 January 1917) was a Roman Catholic priest in the French village of Rennes-le-Château, in the Aude region, officially from 1885 until he was transferred t...
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Divine Spark
The idea, most common to Gnosticism but also present in most Western Mystical Traditions such as Kabbalah and Sufism that all of mankind contains within itself the Divine Spark of God which is contain...
US Carcassonne
Union Sportive Carcassonnaise are a French rugby union club based in Carcassonne. US Carcassonne currently compete in the Pro D2 of French rugby. The club were established in 1899. They play in black ...
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Bonacursus
Bonacursus was a Cathar who converted to Catholicism and released a confessional report to the people of Milan exposing the nature of the Cathar heresy entitled Manefestatio haeresis catharorom quam f...
Raymond de Péreille
Raymond de Péreille (Catalan: Ramon de Perella, Occitan: Raimon de Perelha) was an Occitan nobleman who was the lord of Château de Montségur. Born about 1186, he rebuilt the destroyed castle after 120...
Caussou
Caussou is a commune in the Ariège department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southwestern France.Its church is dedicated to St Jean Baptist.
The village gives its name to the Val de Caussou, which...
Cathar yellow cross
In the Middle Ages, the Cathar yellow cross was a distinguishing mark (essentially a badge of shame) worn by repentant Cathars, who were ordered to wear it by the Roman Catholic Church.
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Pasagians
The Pasagians, also spelled Passagians, were a religious sect which appeared in Lombardy in the late 12th or early 13th century and possibly appearing much earlier in the East. The Summa contra haeret...
Noël Corbu
Noël Corbu (27 April 1912 – 20 May 1968) is best known as a former restaurateur in the Southern French village of Rennes-le-Château, who from the mid-1950s circulated the story that the 19th-century ...
Roland of Cremona
Roland of Cremona (1178–1259) was a Dominican theologian and an early scholastic philosopher. He was the first Dominican regent at Paris, France (1229–1230). He was among the most enthusiastic of thos...
Prades Tavernier
Prades Tavernier was a weaver and then Cathar parfait in the Comté de Foix in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century. Tavernier was originally from Prades d'Aillon, and he was named after t...
Durand of Huesca
Durand of Huesca (c. 1160 – 1224) was a Spanish Waldensian, who converted in 1207 to Catholicism. He became a Catholic theologian, author of a Liber Antihaeresis against the Cathars. He is attributed ...
Château d'Aguilar
The Château d'Aguilar is a 12th-century castle, one of the so-called Cathar castles, located in the commune of Tuchan in the Aude département of France.
The design of the castle witnesses the prac...
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The Gospel According to John (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
The Gospel According to John is a part of the Pillar New Testament Commentary series. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the Gospel of John. It was published in 1990 and written by D. A. Car...
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Rennes-le-Château
Rennes-le-Château (Rènnas del Castèl in Occitan) is a small commune approximately 5 km (3 miles) south of Couiza, in the Aude department in Languedoc in southern France.This small French hilltop...
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Pedro de Arbués
Pedro de Arbués, C.R.S.A. (c. 1441 – September 17, 1485), was an official of the Spanish Inquisition who was assassinated in the La Seo Cathedral of Zaragoza in 1485 in an alleged plot by conversos a...
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Puilaurens Castle
The Château de Puilaurens (also Puylaurens; in Occitan: lo Castèl de Puèg-Laurenç) is one of the so-called Cathar castles in what is now the South of France. It is located in the commune of Lapradelle...
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Third Council of the Lateran
The Third Council of the Lateran met in March 1179 as the eleventh ecumenical council. Pope Alexander III presided and 302 bishops attended.By agreement reached at the Peace of Venice in 1177 the bitt...
Treaty of Paris (1229)
The Treaty of Paris, also known as Treaty of Meaux, was signed on April 12, 1229 between Raymond VII of Toulouse and Louis IX of France in Meaux near Paris. Louis was still a minor and it was his moth...
Council of Saint-Félix
The Council of Saint-Félix, a landmark in the organisation of the Cathars, was held at Saint-Felix-de-Caraman, now called Saint-Félix-Lauragais, in 1167. The senior figure, who apparently presided and...
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Arrondissement of Carcassonne
The arrondissement of Carcassonne is an arrondissement of France in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It has 18 cantons and 207 communes.
The cantons of the arrondissement of...