Sunday, January 8, 2012

Birthday of Queen Elena

It was today in 1873 that the late Elena of Montenegro, future Queen of Italy as consort to King Vittorio Emanuele III was born. Some thought the Principality of Montenegro rather remote to be the source of a royal bride for the House of Savoy but she was an excellent choice. She converted from Eastern Orthodoxy to Roman Catholicism on her way over to Italy and due to her virtue, integrity and tireless charitable work is currently under review to consider her cause for beatification; the first step toward canonization and sainthood.

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