SARAZIN, Jacques
(b. 1588, Noyon, d. 1660, Paris)

Funeral Monument for the Heart of Cardinal de Bérule

Marble, height 125 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Cardinal de Bérulle (1575 - 1629) was an important figure of the Catholic Reform, he founded the Oratorian Order, and introduced the Carmelites to France. Three monuments were erected for him, one for the dead body, another for the right arm, and the third for his heart. This latter was sculpted by Sarazin for the Chapel of Sainte-Madeleine in the Carmelite church in rue Saint-Jacques. The monument was begun in 1653 but finished only in 1657.