Everyday, Traditional Catholics Reflect On The Certainty Of Death

In 1708, Marie Adelaide of Savoy was married at the Palace of Versailles to the Duke of Burgandy at the age of 12.  The marriage was part of the Treaty of Turin when her father promised to support the 9 year war of France.

454px-Marie_Adelaide_de_Savoie_dauphine_of_France_with_her_son_the_future_Louis_XVPrincess Marie with her future son who would become King Louis XIV of France

She brought great joy to her uncle King Louis XIV.  She had three sons.  Two died and her youngest became King Louis XV.

She died at the age of 26 from measles in the Palace of Versailles.  As she was dying, a maid exclaimed;

“God cannot deprive you of life so soon! You are too precious to the nation.”

The duchess replied:

“I am a princess today”,

“nothing tomorrow”,

“and will be completely forgotten the day after tomorrow.”

Pieter Boel_Vanitas_Lille_Musee des B-A_1663How true were her words.  Her husband died six days later of measles too.  Royalty and money cannot deter death.  Life is short.  Death is Certain.  Eternity is forever.  Where do we want to spend it?  Hell or Heaven.  Let us decide today to be traditional Catholics, go to confession with sincere sorrow and allow Jesus Christ to save our souls from damnation.