Gunther Posted April 18, 2010 Report Share Posted April 18, 2010 (edited) [center][size="7"][b]Reino de León/ Reinu de Llión Kingdom of León[/b][/size] [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Leon_banner.svg/125px-Leon_banner.svg.png[/img] [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e3/Escudo_de_Le%C3%B3n_%28ciudad%29.svg/100px-Escudo_de_Le%C3%B3n_%28ciudad%29.svg.png[/img] [b][i]Flag of León[/i][/b] & [b][i]Coat of Arms[/i][/b][/center] Alfonso Roberto Raimúndez de Castile de León turned 16 today. His mother, had not survived the birthing process 16 years earlier and young Alfonso was well aware of her sacrifice; its impact on his life. Alfonso looked up into the heavens and whispered a prayer, "Dear lord, I pray that you watch over my father and mother. My mother is a glorious woman and is deserving all the best rewards your kingdom has to offer. My father raised me to be brave, intelligent, confident and keen of mind. I pray that I do not disappoint. He was a good man and is equally deserving of your rewards in the Kingdom of Heaven. Domine Iesu Christe, qui Mariae et Ioseph subditus, domesticam vitam ineffabilibus virtutibus consecrasti: fac nos, utriusque auxilio, Familae sanctae tuae exemplis instrui et consortium consequi sempiternum: Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. Amen." Alfonso blessed himself by touching his right hand to his forhead, "In nomine Patris," then his his chest (heart), "et Filii," his right shoulder, "et Spiritus" and left shoulder, "Sancti." (Trans from Latin: Lord Jesus Christ, who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph, didst consecrate domestic life by Thine ineffable virtues; grant that we, with the assistance of both, may be taught by the example of Thy Holy Family and may attain to its everlasting fellowship. Who livest and reignest forever. Amen....In the name of the Father, the son, and the Holy Spirit.) "Your highness," Regent Carlos Rodriguez queried the Crown Prince of León. "The coronation is tomorrow. You must get your rest." "Yes,Carlos. You are right." Alfonso thought of his parents. His father had passed three days prior and Alfonso was about to take the throne of León. "Will the royal family from Castile be in attendance?" Edited April 19, 2010 by Gunther Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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