Louis XVII, the Little Martyr King

Louis XVII

We all have a duty to venerate King Louis XVII, a veneration of reparation and gratitude. The true survival of this child who died forgiving his executioners, like Jesus on the Cross, who expired in a burst of love upon hearing his mother’s voice calling him from Heaven, lies in the salvation of France. Through the intercession of “this purest holy victim of revolutionary ignominy, a victim of expiation offered to the Sacred Heart for the Kings, his ancestors, rebels to the calls of Heaven, France will soon rise again. Louis XVII’s expiation is the herald of forgiveness and resurrection for this House of France, predestined among all the dynasties of the earth to restore to Christ His inheritance and extend it at last to the limits of the universe.” (Father Georges de Nantes)