Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza is a descendent of Saint Louis—twenty-two generations in the direct paternal line—and a member of the Brazilian Imperial family. In 1888, his great-grandmother, Princess Isabel, then Regent, signed Brazil’s Golden Law, freeing the country’s slaves. He is an outspoken writer, speaker, defender of the Catholic Faith and a member of the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute in São Paulo, Brazil, where he resides.
July 14, 2020 | Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza
Some time ago, I visited the magnificent equestrian statue of Saint Louis IX that towers over Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. In the right hand of the holy king is an inverted sword, held out as a cross, signifying … Continue reading →
November 12, 2019 | Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza
Brazil was born under the constellation of the Southern Cross, under the sign of the Cross. In hoc signo vinces, was stamped on the coins of the Empire. Brazil’s first name was the Land of the Holy Cross. Its first … Continue reading →
November 12, 2014 | Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza
The following remarks were delivered by H.I.R.H Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza, the Prince Imperial of Brazil on October 21, 2014, the feast day of Blessed Karl, after a Mass celebrated at Old St. Mary’s Church in Washington, D.C. Holy Mother … Continue reading →