|The Story of Rennes-le-Château is a provocative .one that has stirred up a lot of interest both in ..Europe and the United States. Although I have ..given an outline of it on my "Heretic History" ..Page, I will do it in more detail, with pictures, ..on these following pages. Dr. Robert F. Holt MD, MPH|
|Ariel view of the small hilltop village of Rennes-le-Château, south-cent.France. Virtualy unknown in modern times until 1972, when it was featured on British television in a 3 program documentary prepared by Henry Lincoln. Now the town gets 20,000 visitors a year .|
|The church entrance at Rennes-le- Château. ...This doorway can only be reached by most of my readers after days of travel, train and bus rides, and walking up a steep hillside road and through narrow ancient streets. You will be sharing this pilgrimage with thousands of curious people!|
|In the book pictured on the left, copyright in 2000 by Element Books, Marilyn Hopkins, Graham Simmans & Tim Wallace-Murphy have joined their efforts with the 473 other books written on this subject -- the most notable of which, in terms of international exposure, have been The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln.........It would not be an overstatement to say that such books have done as much as anything else to foster the present spirit of permissive- ness and tolerance in religious matters the Western World now enjoys [to the horror of some clerics, Christians and Muslim].|
|The title of this new book on this now rather well-covered subject is REX DEUS, and the sub-title: The True Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau and the Dynasty of Jesus. The seal on the cover is that of a secret family that uses the temple of Jerusalem as a basic design over which is a dome and a cross. The assumption: a conspiracy!|
|Although the picture on the left is an old lithograph of the burning of John Wycliffe's disenterred corpse, it will do to illustrate the burning alive of all the remaining citizens, men, women, and children, of the town of Montségur in the Languedoc area of France. The area in which Rennes-le-Château is located. The Pope of Rome authorized the genocide of the Cathers, also known as the Albigensians, because they taught doctrines contrary to Rome's|
The Cather Heresy --1209 AD a "Crusade" was
declared against the Cather or Albigensian
"Heresy" that lasted 60 years. The goal,
1244 Fall of Montségur, the last Cather
stronghold. And the burning alive of its
citizens as a public warning to all who
still might wish to oppose "Holy Mother
Church" in either her religious or secular edicts!
The new priest -- Bérenger Saunière knew Rennes-le-Château extemely well, having been born and raised in the village of Montezals only a few kilometers distant. His seemingly promising career for unidentified reasons was cut short by his appointment as the parish priest to this insignificant and poverty-stricken little town. A parish in which it could be assumed he would earn but a bare subsistence, and his words and ideas would never be heard by the world-at-large.
Saunière arrived on 1 June 1885. No one much cared what he said or what he did. He supplimented his diet by hunting and fishing, and hired an 18 year old peasant girl named Marie Dernarnaud to keep house and cook for him. She became his lifelong companion and confidante.
Parish records show the priest's annual stipend between 1885 and 1891 to average the equivalent of 6 pounds sterling per year.