mardi 20 septembre 2011

Netherlands: A Mass for Philip William of Orange, 390 years after his death.

Prince Philip-William of Orange, son of William of Orange-Nassau (1533-1584), heir to the principality of Orange, died February 20, 1618 in Brussels was buried on 1 April 1618 at St. Sulpice Diest, Flemish Brabant in Belgium.
         In his will, he stipulated he wanted to be buried in the city he loved: Breda, Orange, Lons-le-Saunier and Diest.
         He also requested that a Mass is said every year in the church where he was buried for the salvation of his soul.
         On September 21, 2008, Friends of the Church of Saint-Sulpice celebrated a Mass to repair an oversight of 390 years.

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