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church mouse

Post by Archived Topic » Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:49 am

Greetings to all...

Why do architects, builders and carpenters typically place a carved Church Mouse in the construction of Cathedrals? Our Church which was established in 1881 built a European-type Cathedral for our new Sanctuary in the 1950's. The builders hid a Church Mouse in the carved wooden Pulpit. It has been explained over the years (and may be an urban legend) that all Cathedral-type structures include such an image somewhere in the worship area. We're very proud of our Church Mouse and wanted to give it more prominence by including something about it on our Website. As you can see, we're attempting to gather some information to explain the "Legend". Here is a link to our Website http://www.firstpresabq.org. You would be very welcome in our Faith Community if your travels ever bring you to the great Southwest (USA, that is).

Best regards to you and yours,

Sam
Submitted by Sam Mayer (Albuquerque - U.S.A.)
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