Yep, three marriages, only one recognized by the Church, out-of-wedlock offspring, etc... quite an example of Christian virtue... But at least it's in Latin!
That pretty much sums up the Roman nobility. Not a very faithful bunch.
Instead of complaining and judging, how about praying for the repose of her soul?
Are we members of the Church not "the greatest collection of sinners"? While, objectively, we can make observations about one's life, let's pray that she died in the state of grace, no matter what her past may tell us. Pleease God, she did!-Donnacha
Emma had a tough life. She was saintly when I knew her. Pray for the dead. Requeim!
There a Portuguese proverb that teaches: if you can’t say well of a dead person, don’t say anything at all. About Emmanuella Dampierre, I would add only the following thing: let’s pray for her soul! God gave her almost a centennial life; she certainly repented the misdeeds that she committed in her earlier days.
to Anonymous May 8, 2012 11:38 AM So just because one member of the Roman nobility made alot of big mistakes in her life that means that all of them must be like that aswel. Wow, sounds very charitable... You don't possibly think that working/poor people are all saints then? There is good and bad people across all social classes.