Recquiscat in Pace Princesse de Lamballe
How the hell I let the 3rd pass without honoring Marie Antoinette’s greatest friend, I haven’t a clue.
But today is that great lady’s birthday, so she must be honored, happy 218th birthday sweet Princesse.
On September 3rd 1792 Princesse de Lamballe was brutally murdered and mutilated by roving mobs of madmen, primarily the sans culottes, hungry for “liberty” and blood. Please refer to sidebar for more info on the Sans Culottes.
b. September 8th 1749
d. September 3rd 1792
Her end, part of a wave of horror known as the September Massacres, was a violent bloody affair. God knows her final thoughts , loyal to the end to her great friends, Marie and Louis, she was separated from Marie earlier in “92. A pity for both women to have lost the companionship of one another when it was needed most urgently.
The evil crowds blaspheming her in name and ultimately in body , placed her head upon a pike. A grisly gift they thought fit for a Divine Sovereign.
It is also appropriate to remember the others martyred defending the Faith : the 24 True priests, massacred on route to the prison/Abbe of Saint Germain, the 150 other priests brutally murdered in a Carmelite sanctuary, the brave-hearted Swiss Guard, the average common Catholic, loyal to his King and his God.