The Dauphin Kneels for the Blessed Sacrament

September 25, 2014

French Carriage

Louis, son of Louis XV and Dauphin of France, was riding in a carriage with his sisters and wife on one of Paris’s boulevards, when he came across a small procession that was bringing the Blessed Sacrament to the house of a sick person. The prince ordered his carriage to stop, and joined by the other passengers he got out and followed the procession on foot. Arriving at the house, Prince Louis knelt devoutly at the sick person’s side, staying on his knees until the Viaticum had been administered.


Jacques Necker, Galerie de l’ancienne cour (Maestricht: J. E. Dufour, 1787), Vol. 3, p. 157. ( translation.)

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 423


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