The Satanist Chaplain of the Holy Blood Chapel in Bruges

In 1891 Joris-Karl Huysmans published his novel "Là-bas" in which he paints a fantasy of Satanism and the occult, such as it was reportedly still practiced at that time in Paris. One of the most sinister figures however, the so-called "canon Docre", turned out to be Louis Van Haecke, chaplain of the Holy Blood Chapel of Bruges...

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