Marie Antoinette was a Good Samaritan

July 28, 2011

Marie Antoinette’s heart was ever compassionate. One day as she was riding through the forest of Fontainebleau in her carriage she came across an old man who had been wounded by a buck. His family was with him but had no means to take him home. The queen of France immediately descended from her carriage and invited the old man and his family to take a seat inside. She took all of them to her hunting lodge and there made sure they received appropriate care.

Madame Campan, Mémoires sur la vie de Marie-Antoinette (Paris: Nelson Éditeurs, 1823), p. 44. (Nobility.org translation.)

 

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 95


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  • Revolutionaries portray Marie Antoinette as a selfish and heartless woman. This story shows that she took to heart and put into practice in her life Our Lord's parable of the Good Samaritan.

  • RaymondDrake

    How many people know the real Marie Antoinette? As opposed to the caricature drawn up by revolutionaries intent on destroying the order she belonged to and represented?

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