L'Ordre du Saint-Esprit

Christine From Laudem Gloriae posted this amongst this weeks articles. This is but the toparticle in her blog, but scroll down for other interesting thoughts.

...This most august order in France (though the Order of St. Michael is more ancient) was created by King Henry III, in honor of the fact that he was elected King of France and Poland on two separate Pentecosts. It is reserved for Catholic royalty. The French government under the Revolution abolished this and all Catholic chivalric orders; after it was revived under the Restoration of the House of Bourbon, it was again abolished by Orleanist Louis-Philippe after the July 1830 Revolution. The Legitimist pretenders, who support Louis-Alphonse as lawful king of France, continue to nominate members...more...

Thank you Christine.

Dieu Le Roy!
de Brantigny

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