Perhaps it is too much Mauriac, but Dr. Swift is in a Counter-revolutionary mood today--
(when are we not?).
In that spirit, we present a small extract from the Requiem Mass for His Most Christian Majesty Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre, foully murdered by the tyranny of evil men, 21 January 1793.
Celebrated on the anniversary of the execution in 2009, by the priests of St. Eugene and St. Cecile in Paris, note the way cool black vestments in this stunning Dies Irae.
It appears "regretting the Bourbons" is coming back in fashion.
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