Welcome to Episode 5 of Tea at Trianon Radio, dedicated to discussing the life and times of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre. I am Elena Maria Vidal, the author of four historical novels, including TRIANON and MADAME ROYALE which are about Marie-Antoinette and her family. In this our fifth broadcast we will be talking about the Catholic faith of Marie-Antoinette. In her last letter the Queen said that the Catholic religion was the one which she had always believed and practiced, but like many people she had a faith journey in which her relationship with God grew and matured. Although faith is a private matter there is much we can learn from and about Marie-Antoinette and how her faith strengthened her in difficult times. We will not be taking calls today but do email me a question or a comment at firstname.lastname@example.org. And what are the 3 rules? Be polite, be polite, be polite.
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Much of what we will be discussing today can be found on my Tea at Trianon Blog at http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com and will also be included in my new non-fiction book on Marie-Antoinette entitled Marie-Antoinette, Daughter of the Caesars, to be published in September 2015 by Mayapple Books.