10.9.10

The Royal Baptism

Secrétariat de Monseigneur le duc d’Anjou

Communiqué de presse - 6 septembre 2010.

Baptême des jumeaux royaux à Saint Pierre de Rome

Mgr Louis de BOURBON, duc d’Anjou, chef de la Maison de BOURBON et son épouse la princesse Marie Marguerite de Bourbon, duchesse d’Anjou sont heureux de vous faire part du baptême de leurs enfants nés le 28 mai 2010 :

- SAR le Prince Louis de Bourbon, duc de Bourgogne,

- SAR le Prince Alphonse de Bourbon, duc de Berry

qui s’est déroulé le lundi 6 septembre 2010 à 12H00 en la Basilique Saint Pierre de Rome, dans la Chapelle Del Coro.

Les jeunes princes ont été baptisés par Son Eminence le Cardinal Angelo COMASTRI, Archiprêtre de la Basilique Saint Pierre, Vicaire Général de Sa Sainteté pour la Cité du Vatican à l’occasion d’une messe célébrée en langue française. Ils ont été enregistrés sur les registres du Vatican avec leurs noms et titulatures français.( les deux jeunes princes portent des prénoms de tradition familiale). Ils étaient habillés, à cette occasion, des robes de baptêmes que portait entre autre leur grand père, SAR Mgr Alphonse de Bourbon, duc d’Anjou et de Cadix (1936-1989), leur père le duc d’Anjou actuel et leur oncle SAR le Prince François de Bourbon (1972-1984).

Son Excellence Monseigneur Dominique MAMBERTI, Secrétaire pour les Relations avec les Etats, du Vatican est venu honorer de sa présence les festivités du baptême.

La bénédiction apostolique adressée par Sa Sainteté le Pape BENOIT XVI a été lue par le Français Mgr Nicolas THEVENIN, Protonotaire apostolique, prélat d’antichambre de Sa Sainteté le Pape.

Pour mémoire, le duc et la duchesse d’Anjou ont une fille ainée, SAR la princesse Eugénie, qui fut baptisée le 2 juin 2007 en la Nonciature Apostolique à Paris.

Le duc d’Anjou a déclaré que « le baptême de ses enfants dans l’Eglise catholique dont l’Histoire est intimement liée depuis plus d’un millénaire à sa famille revêt pour lui une importance particulière ». Il est également très attaché, avec son épouse aux valeurs de la famille comme base de la Société et dont l’unité est essentielle à l’épanouissement des enfants.

Xavier Bureau
Secrétaire de Mgr le duc d’Anjou
Xavier.bureau@orange.fr
Tel : 06 84 99 00 95



On September 6, 2010 occured the baptism of Mgr the Prince Louis, Heir apparent of France, duke of Burgundy and of Mgr the Prince Alphonse of Bourbon, duke of Berry, his brother. Baptized in a chapel of the basilica St Peter at the Vatican during a ceremony officiated by the Cardinal Angelo Comastri (tenured archpriest of the Vatican Basilica and vicar general of the Pope for the City of the Vatican)

Louis and Alphonse... were enscribed i the Baptismal Register of the Vatican as royal highnesses and dukes of Burgundy and of Berry in keeping with the French traditions.

Godfathers and Godmothers: -For Louis: Arancha Martínez-Bordíu, Louis-Alphonse aunt, and Francisco of Agostino, brother-in-law of Louis-Alphonse and of his spouse -For Alphonse: Amparo Corell of Trenor, Baroness of Alacuas, and
Lorenzo Perales

God Save the King.
Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Note: The Holy Church seems to know who the rightful heir is.

9.9.10

Belated Happy Birthday

Being busy yesterday, I was unable to post. I would like to thank everyone who wrote to me from all over the world, (literally) to wish me a happy birthday. my Family wrote and wished me well, and all my grandchildren made it a happy day as well. My dear and long suffering wife cooked my favorite meal, hot dogs and chips. So thanks to all.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a minute and wish my mother happy birthday as well. September 8, is the feast of the Nativity of Mary, also long suffering, and prayerful for us to the Creator. So, Happy Birthday to the Mother of God, My Mother, Our Mother. Notre Dame.Theotokos...

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

7.9.10

The London Blitz Remembered

The 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Blitz was marked by a ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral in London this morning. Sept. 7 is the day the Germans switched tactics and began bombing non-military targets.

The Blitz (German for 'lightening') began on 7 September 1940 and lasted through to May 10 1940. The first city to be bombed was London and the German's sustained attacks on the city for a number of nights sending in waves of bombers
The docks in the Port of London were heavily targeted in the first wave of attacks which began late in the afternoon of September 7 and saw around 360 bombers, escorted by over 500 fighters, bomb targets in the city of London. Over 130 more planes attacked at night. The bombs, aimed at the docks, also landed in residential areas and over 400 people lost their lives that night with over 1,600 being left injured.
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What Goering, Hitler and the rest of the Luftwaffe did not realize is that the British were about to drop to their knees, and the switch from the British airbases to the cities, like London and Coventry, Dover, etc. gave Britain the precious time it needed to build up the air defenses by recouping the lost aircraft.



The bravery of the Royal Air Force in the air was mirrored by the devotion and bravery of British civilians in the tunnels of the London Undergrounds ability to "take it".

Edward R Murrow announcing an air raid over London in 1940...


"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few". WC



Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

It is time for the medley to end.

Guido Marini: Latin is the Language of Catholicism

A substantial part of the Mass to be celebrated by Pope Benedict at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow on September 16 will be said in Latin, the Vatican has confirmed.

In an interview with The Herald, published today, Monsignor Guido Marini, the Pope’s master of ceremonies, reveals the Canon and Preface – the most significant parts – will be said in the ancient language.

Mgr Marini said: “For all the Masses said in the UK the Preface and the Canon will be said in Latin. What the Holy Father intends by using Latin is to emphasise the universality of the faith and the continuity of the Church.”
New Liturgical Movement

Thanks be to God...

More and more I find myself being compelled to a more traditionalist(1) point of view. It is time for the medley to end.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

(1) I do not like this term, it conveys schism. I mean a more orthodox, but that term also has schismatic applications. Alas, the Greeks have undoubtedly a term for it.