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THE CROWN OF THORNS: This relic has formed part of the treasure of the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Paris since 1806. It was originally brought to France by Saint Louis in the 13th century, when he had a splendid reliquary built specifically for it: the Sainte Chapelle. The Crown of Thorns can be venerated by the faithful every first Friday of the month, and every Friday of Lent.

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