Portuguese Royal Baptisms and Godparents


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I decided to create this topic to share information about the christenings of the Portuguese Royal Family.

Christening of Prince Royal Luís Filipe:

Prince Royal Luís Filipe (son of King Carlos I and Queen Amélia) was baptized on April 14, 1887 in the marble chapel of Palácio da Ajuda. Royal Prince Luís Filipe wore a blue dress that was given to him by his paternal grandmother, Queen D.Maria Pia. He had as godparents his paternal grandfather, King Dom Luís I, and his maternal grandmother, the Countess of Paris. The christening was attended by King Louis, Queen Maria Pia, the Countess of Paris, the Count of Paris, the Duchess of Montpensier, Princess Antonia de Hohenzollern, Princess Helena of Orléans, the Duke of Montpensier, the Duke of Orléans, and the entire progressive ministry of that time, of which mr. Jose Luciano, Mr. Beirão, the Viscount of S. Januário, Mariano de Carvalho, Barros Gomes, the Count of Macedo and Emygdio Navarro.

Christening of Infante D.Manuel, Duke of Beja (later King D.Manuel II):

The christening of King Manuel II took place in the palatine chapel of the Palace of Belém on December 18, 1889. The ministry and the court attended, and in the presence of the Count of Paris and the Emperor of Brazil. It was the Count of Sabugosa who took the little infant to the baptismal font.

Infante D.Manuel wore a white brocade dress fringed with silver.

King Manuel II had his grandmother, Queen Maria Pia of Sabóia, as godmother and his uncle, Infante D.Afonso, Duke of Porto, as godfather.
 
Christening of Dom Duarte, the Duke of Bragança:

D.Duarte Pio de Bragança was baptized in Bern, Switzerland. His godfather was His Holiness Pope Pius XII and his godmother was Queen Dona Amélia of Orleans and Bragança, then widow of D. Carlos I, King of Portugal.

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Baptism of Afonso de Santa Maria:

Baptized S.A.R., The Prince of Beira, Dom Afonso de Santa Maria. This Sacrament of Baptism took place in the Cathedral of Braga on the 1st of June 1996. It was celebrated by the Archbishop of Braga, D. Eurico Dias Nogueira. His godparents were D. Afonso de Herédia, brother of the Duchess of Bragança and Princess Elena Sofia of Bourbon and Sicilles. The following day, he was consecrated to Senhora da Oliveira, in the Church of Santa Maria da Oliveira, in Guimarães, a ceremony celebrated by Monsignor José Pinto de Carvalho.

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Christening of Infanta Maria Francisca:

Infanta Maria Francisca Isabel received the Sacrament of Baptism, on May 31, 1997, at the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição in Vila Viçosa, in Vila Viçosa. The religious ceremony was celebrated by the Archbishop of Évora, D. Maurílio Quintal de Gouveia and the Infanta was consecrated to Nossa Senhora da Conceição. She had as godparents, Princess Marie Lieshtenstein, maternal cousin of Dom Duarte Pio, and S.A. D. Henrique de Bragança, Duke of Coimbra.

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Christening of Infante D.Dinis, Duke of Porto:

The Sacrament of Baptism of Infante Dom Dinis de Santa Maria, took place on February 19, 2000, in the Cathedral of Porto, by D. Armindo Lopes Coelho, Bishop of Porto. Dom Dinis was blessed with water from the Jordan River that Dom Duarte sent for especially for the occasion. In the homily, a wish to the Infante - "just as Christ is the light of the world, we hope that Dom Dinis de Santa Maria, like the King who lent him his name, will truly be light in our society". His godparents were Princess Ana Cecília de Bourbon-Siciles and D. Sebastião de Herédia. After the ceremony, Infante Dom Dinis was taken to another Chapel of the Cathedral, where he was consecrated to Our Lady of Vandoma.

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Christening of Dom Duarte, the Duke of Bragança:

D.Duarte Pio de Bragança was baptized in Bern, Switzerland. His godfather was His Holiness Pope Pius XII and his godmother was Queen Dona Amélia of Orleans and Bragança, then widow of D. Carlos I, King of Portugal.

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Baptism of Afonso de Santa Maria:

Baptized S.A.R., The Prince of Beira, Dom Afonso de Santa Maria. This Sacrament of Baptism took place in the Cathedral of Braga on the 1st of June 1996. It was celebrated by the Archbishop of Braga, D. Eurico Dias Nogueira. His godparents were D. Afonso de Herédia, brother of the Duchess of Bragança and Princess Elena Sofia of Bourbon and Sicilles. The following day, he was consecrated to Senhora da Oliveira, in the Church of Santa Maria da Oliveira, in Guimarães, a ceremony celebrated by Monsignor José Pinto de Carvalho.

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Christening of Infanta Maria Francisca:

Infanta Maria Francisca Isabel received the Sacrament of Baptism, on May 31, 1997, at the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição in Vila Viçosa, in Vila Viçosa. The religious ceremony was celebrated by the Archbishop of Évora, D. Maurílio Quintal de Gouveia and the Infanta was consecrated to Nossa Senhora da Conceição. She had as godparents, Princess Marie Lieshtenstein, maternal cousin of Dom Duarte Pio, and S.A. D. Henrique de Bragança, Duke of Coimbra.

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Christening of Infante D.Dinis, Duke of Porto:

The Sacrament of Baptism of Infante Dom Dinis de Santa Maria, took place on February 19, 2000, in the Cathedral of Porto, by D. Armindo Lopes Coelho, Bishop of Porto. Dom Dinis was blessed with water from the Jordan River that Dom Duarte sent for especially for the occasion. In the homily, a wish to the Infante - "just as Christ is the light of the world, we hope that Dom Dinis de Santa Maria, like the King who lent him his name, will truly be light in our society". His godparents were Princess Ana Cecília de Bourbon-Siciles and D. Sebastião de Herédia. After the ceremony, Infante Dom Dinis was taken to another Chapel of the Cathedral, where he was consecrated to Our Lady of Vandoma.

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Especially the baptism of Dom Afonso was quite spectacular. The Archbishop wearing pre-Vaticanum II vestments including a huge mitre. Interesting that these baptisms took place in Braga, Vila Viçosa and Porto. No baotism in the capital Lisboa?
 
Especially the baptism of Dom Afonso was quite spectacular. The Archbishop wearing pre-Vaticanum II vestments including a huge mitre. Interesting that these baptisms took place in Braga, Vila Viçosa and Porto. No baotism in the capital Lisboa?

In times of the monarchy, baptisms were held in Lisbon in the royal palaces. But the Dukes of Bragança decided to baptize their children in Braga, Vila Viçosa and Porto.
 
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