December 2, 1804 By crowning himself, Napoleon symbolically showed that he would not be controlled by Rome or submit to any power other than himself.
January 21, 2023 Would the Vatican II churchmen crown Louis XVI again? I’m tempted to ‘rapsalize’ in recusant Shakespeare’s place. “No. They speak without rhyme or reason.”
Paroisse Saint-Eugène - Sainte-Cécile
4 bis rue Sainte Cécile
In his last testament, Louis XVI lamented the fact he was prevented from making his confession to a priest and hoped he could, but his execution occurred on 1/21/1793. The testament is read in French at the end of Mass, and the English translation is in my 1/22/2023 entry.
We pray for the dead because they might be in Purgatory, and our prayers will help them get to Heaven. On YouTube you can read the live chat in French, English, and Arabic, and for a guide and translation of the Latin Mass in English, go to the entry, "Don't Go."
It is usually women of the parish who launder all the linens. Remember, Our Lord was wrapped in white linen in the tomb. When it comes to the events of Passion Week, we abandon figurative language and get very literal.
BTW - something is going on between one of the ladies and one of the men in the choir. Maybe it was an inside joke. Maybe nature called. She is a very good soprano, he a tenor, but her wayfaring and interesting eyes tell a story. Not unusual for minor mayhems at Mass.