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Monday, June 4, 2012

Queen Isabel the Catholic

Those monarchs who do not fear God must fear their subjects.

Queen Isabel (better known in the U.S. as half of the Ferdninand and Isabella of Christopher Columbus fame) was more than a very accomplished and successful ruler. She was a pious and sincere Servent of God! As a true Catholic, Queen Isabel was both defender and promoter of the Eucharist.  As active a monarch as she was she not only assisted at mass daily but also devoutly prayed the Divine Office every day.  She was a stuanch defender of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception (almost 400 years before it was finally proclaimed).

There is a website devoted to cause of Queen Isabel's canonization at

Prayer for Isabel's Intercession

Almighty Father, in Your infinite goodness You made Queen Isabel the Catholic, a model for young ladies, wives, mothers, women leaders and government rulers. As the first sovereign of the American continent You granted to her heart a sense of piety, justice, compassion and the vision of a new land full of promise. Grant us the grace to see Your infinite majesty glorified in her prompt canonisation, and through her intercession...[ask for your particular needs] that we ask of You in this present need through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Servant of God, Queen Isabel, pray for us.

Our Father...Hail Mary...Glory Be...

The Castile crown of Queen Isabel

Queen Isabel's Tomb


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