27.5.09

Marie-Anotionette's Journey of Faith

...It is a proverb: A young man according to his way, even when he is old he will not depart from it... Proverbs 22: 6 Douay-Rheims

Elena-Maria has posted this article the other day and I have just found time to read and direct the reader there...

Marie-Antoinette spent the first fourteen years of her life in Austria, worshiping in Rococo churches and listening to the music of Haydn and the Italian composers. Architecture and music in that time and place celebrated the glory of God in the beauty of His creation. As Queen, her desire to promote beauty around her, especially in the lives of those whom she loved, was an outgrowth of the culture in which she was raised. She loved theater, acting, opera, ballet, painting, gardens and everything that enhanced the loveliness of the natural order. Hers was a piety that was loving, gentle and courteous, but real and unflinching nevertheless. Antoinette's approach to faith was joyful and non-judgmental, free from the rigorist approach of Jansenism that so tainted a great deal of French piety in the years preceding the Revolution. Nevertheless, even as a young bride, she had the moral courage to defy the king in regard to Madame du Barry.more...

Saint Marie-Antoinette pray for us...

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

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