Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Last Mass of Louis XVI

On the feast of St. Agnes, January 21, 1793.
When they returned to the King’s chamber, Cléry had prepared everything for Mass, with a chest of drawers as a makeshift altar. The Abbé vested for Mass in Cléry’s room. He had asked only for the essentials necessary for the saying of Mass, but the commissary had brought much more—candles, altar linens, full vestments, even incense. “I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts,” Our Lord had said to Sr. Marguerite-Marie. The Abbé said the Mass of the virgin-martyr Saint Agnes. 
~from Trianon by Elena Maria Vidal

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