Monday, July 17, 2006

On Marie-Antoinette's Faith Journey

Another French bit, but again interesting.

"She was always a Roman Catholic in good standing, going to daily Mass, confessing and receiving Holy Communion on a regular basis."

Did you know that Mass used to be said in Brighton's YMCA by French emigre priests, that is when it was the home of Maria Fitzhurbert, the Prince Regents Catholic (and secret) wife. The Prince apparently entertained a group of French nuns at The Ship.

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