French bishops approve opening of Cause for King Louis XVI’s sister

November 13, 2017

According to the Catholic Herald:

A princess executed in the French Revolution is a step closer to sainthood after France’s bishops approved the official opening of her Cause.

Born in 1764, Elisabeth of France, known as Madame Elisabeth, was the youngest sister of King Louis XVI.

…devoted to the king, she refused to go into exile with her other brothers and her aunts. She accompanied Louis and his wife Marie-Antoinette in their flight to Varennes, then into prison in the Temple, and followed them to her death at the guillotine Place de la Concorde in Paris in 1794, just a week after her 30th birthday.

To read the entire article in the Catholic Herald, please click here.

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More on Madame Elisabeth:

Madame Elisabeth: the princess who confronted a Revolution

Madame Elizabeth ponders the horrors afflicting France during the Revolution

Last Letter of Marie-Antoinette

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