The legend that surrounds the Millennial Rosebush dates back to the founding history of the Diocese of Hildesheim. At that time, in 815, Louis the Pious, son and successor of Emperor Charlemagne, is said to have forgotten a precious reliquary between the flowers of a wild rose-dog, that he had had it hung there to celebrate a mass. When he returned to fetch the reliquary again, it could not be removed from the rosebush. Louis the Pious saw in it a divine sign and had a chapel built in honor of the Blessed Mother on the spot. As far as the legend goes. In any case, the story of the bishopric began around 815 ....Source: dom-hildesheim.de/de/tausendjaehriger-rosenstock-hildesheim
October 2, 2018
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