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We have followed the history of Marie Antoinette with the greatest diligence and scrupulosity. Penisole in canada We have lived in those times. Penisole in canada We have talked with some of her friends and some of her enemies; we have read, penisole in canada certainly not all, penisole in canada but hundreds of the libels written against her; and we have, penisole in canada in short, penisole in canada examined her life with-- if we may be allowed to say so of ourselves-- something of the accuracy of contemporaries, penisole in canada the diligence of inquirers, penisole in canada and the impartiality of historians, penisole in canada all combined; and we feel it our duty to declare, penisole in canada in as a solemn a manner as literature admits of, penisole in canada our well-matured opinion that every reproach against the morals of the queen was a gross calumny-- that she was, penisole in canada as we have said, penisole in canada one of the purest of human beings. Penisole in canada (History of the Guillotine by John Wilson Croker, penisole in canada 1844)

Marie-Antoinette's Journey of Faith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have always felt that Maxime de la Rocheterie's description of Marie-Antoinette is one of the best:
She was not a guilty woman, penisole in canada neither was she a saint; she was an upright, penisole in canada charming woman, penisole in canada a little frivolous, penisole in canada somewhat impulsive, penisole in canada but always pure; she was a queen, penisole in canada at times ardent in her fancies for her favourites and thoughtless in her policy, penisole in canada but proud and full of energy; a thorough woman in her winsome ways and tenderness of heart, penisole in canada until she became a martyr. Penisole in canada (The Life of Marie-Antoinette by M. Penisole in canada de la Rocheterie, penisole in canada 1893)
Marie-Antoinette spent the first fourteen years of her life in Austria, penisole in canada worshiping in Rococo churches and listening to the music of Haydn and the Italian composers. Penisole in canada Architecture and music in that time and place celebrated the glory of God in the beauty of His creation. Penisole in canada As Queen, penisole in canada her desire to promote beauty around her, penisole in canada especially in the lives of those whom she loved, penisole in canada was an outgrowth of the culture in which she was raised. Penisole in canada She loved theater, penisole in canada acting, penisole in canada opera, penisole in canada ballet, penisole in canada painting, penisole in canada gardens and everything that enhanced the loveliness of the natural order. Penisole in canada Hers was a piety that was loving, penisole in canada gentle and courteous, penisole in canada but real and unflinching nevertheless. Penisole in canada Antoinette's approach to faith was joyful and non-judgmental, penisole in canada free from the rigorist approach of Jansenism that so tainted a great deal of French piety in the years preceding the Revolution. Penisole in canada Nevertheless, penisole in canada even as a young bride, penisole in canada she had the moral courage to defy the king in regard to Madame du Barry. Antoinette was the fifteenth child in a family of sixteen. Penisole in canada It is known that the young Archduchess Antonia was not an outstandingly pious child, penisole in canada but she was carefully taught her faith. Penisole in canada Her mother, penisole in canada Empress Maria Teresa of Austria was a deeply observant Roman Catholic, penisole in canada who prayed novenas with her children and took them on pilgrimages. Penisole in canada She instilled in her daughters the importance of being faithful wives and staying at their husbands' sides, penisole in canada no matter what. The Empress also taught young Antoinette how to play cards before sending her to France, penisole in canada knowing that at the French court just like the Austrian court, penisole in canada gambling was rife and if a princess did not know the ropes she would lose all her money. Penisole in canada Antoinette's mother's devotion to God did not blind her to the realities of life as a royal for which she tried to prepare her daughter, penisole in canada although many say that Antoinette's youth and naïveté made the task difficult. Penisole in canada Unfortunately, penisole in canada the teenage Antoinette became addicted to gambling, penisole in canada a passion that she later overcame with her husband's help. When I look back at my own youth I cannot be too hard on the imprudences of Antoinette as a girl. Penisole in canada Whatever mistakes she made, penisole in canada she later paid for, penisole in canada bitterly. Penisole in canada Her faith was practical and manifested itself in her extensive charities, penisole in canada including a home for unwed mothers. Penisole in canada While her generosity to the poor is famous, penisole in canada it is not as widely known that she was a patroness of the Carmelite order, penisole in canada and visited the monastery where her husband's aunt was a nun, penisole in canada once a year. Penisole in canada She made many personal sacrifices on behalf of the poor and encouraged her children to do so. Penisole in canada She assisted at daily Mass, penisole in canada confessing and receiving Holy Communion on a regular basis, penisole in canadaand lived, penisole in canada to all appearances, penisole in canada as a Roman Catholic in good standing. After the death of her mother and loss of two of her children in the 1780's, penisole in canada Antoinette became more noticeably devout, penisole in canada growing closer to her pious sister-in-law, penisole in canada Madame Elisabeth of France. Penisole in canada While under house arrest at the Tuileries palace, penisole in canada the two connived at getting non-juring priests, penisole in canada (i.e., penisole in canada those who were faithful to the Pope), penisole in canada into the chateau for secret Masses and confessions. Penisole in canada It is supposedly the time when a few historians claim she had a romantic rendez-vous with Count Axel von Fersen. Penisole in canada I think not. Penisole in canada The atmosphere at the Tuileries was more like the catacombs than Dangerous Liaisons. Before her death, penisole in canada when her children had been taken from her, penisole in canada her little son abused and her husband slain, penisole in canada the queen again sought prayer, penisole in canada the sacraments of the Church, penisole in canada and affirmed in writing her loyalty to the "Catholic, penisole in canada Roman and Apostolic religion." The priest who received her last confession in the Conciergerie later publicly affirmed these facts.