Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lament of Queen Clotilde

 The Venerable Clotilde de France laments the martyrdom of her brother Louis XVI, saying:
He whom we have just lost in so unjust and barbarous a manner is certainly now our protector before God. My only consolation lies in the assurance of his eternal happiness, and the hope that he will obtain from the Divine mercy the end of our misfortunes.
—an excerpt from a letter written by Marie-Clotilde, sister of Louis XVI, to the Prince de Condé, shortly after the execution of Louis XVI Share

1 comment:

May said...

What a touching and heartrending letter. How wonderful to have a sister like that!