The Church of St. Francis of Paule and the adjoining convent, were built by the Minimes brothersin the 18th century, between 1736 and 1775. Converted into a parish church after the revolution, it is now occupied by the Dominicanbrothers. In late Baroque style, its rectangular nave is flanked by four side chapels. The decoration here is quite sober in shades of grey, it recalls the Turin style of the time; you can see large paintings by the Nice painter Hercule Trachel.
Its uncluttered façade contrasts with the majestic façade of the Opera House, which is just across the street; you can read the motto of the Minimbrothers "CHARTAS".
Respect this place of worship.
* Saint Francis of Paule (1436 / 1507), who had retired for a hermit's life, attracted disciples whom he grouped by giving them in 1493 the most modest name possible, the Minimes, whose rule is of extreme austerity.
These religious imposed a strict life on the three Franciscan vows of charity, obedience and poverty that of perpetual fasting by forbidding themselves from eating any animal product, including milk and eggs. The Order was approved by Pope Sixtus IV in 1474, with all the "privileges" of the beggar orders. First numerous in Calabria and Sicily, they spread to France and Spain. In the 17th century, the Order had 457 convents, 156 of which were in France. Today there are only a few more than a hundred left.
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