Wednesday, January 17, 2024

P.I. Household mourns death of Prince Massimiliano Molini of Chauvigny

By Jean DuBois

ROME-RUTHENIA 17 January 2024 (NRom)

It is with great sadness that the Pontifical and Imperial Household of Rome-Ruthenia announces the passing of H.S.H. Prince Don Massimiliano Molini de Chauvigny, a beloved member of the European nobility, a Bailiff of the Pontifical Order of the Eagle, and a Noble Companion of the Noble Company of St. Mary of Walsingham. 

Throughout his life, Don Massimiliano was known for his philanthropic work and dedication to various charitable causes. He also actively supported preservation of cultural heritage. He was Count di Valibona in the nobility of the Kingdom of Italy, the Marquis de Nimes in the Merovingian nobility, and the Prince de Chauvigny in the Napoleonic nobility. In that latter capacity, he headed the Imperial Napoleonic Honor Guard (Order of the Iron Crown), in which he named His Holiness the Bishop of Rome-Ruthenia as a Knight with Chain of Honor. That distinction was held by only around a dozen people worldwide. As a Bailiff of the Pontifical Order of the Eagle, Don Massimiliano was an honorary cousin of the Bishop of Rome-Ruthenia. 

A Life of Distinction

Prince Massimiliano's life was marked by extraordinary achievements and contributions. The prince played a significant role in promoting unity and goodwill among members of noble families worldwide. His diplomatic skills and commitment to fostering positive relationships were highly admired. 

He actively participated in various cultural events and engagements, showcasing his passion for the arts and his commitment to preserving historical traditions. Prince Massimiliano's love for his ancestral heritage was evident in all aspects of his life. He hosted many events in preservation of Italian and Napoleonic history. 

A Lasting Legacy

The legacy of H.S.H. Prince Massimiliano Molini will forever be remembered by those who had the privilege of knowing him. His kindness, generosity, and unwavering dedication to great causes have left an indelible mark on society. H.H. Bishop Rutherford I said, "Prince Massimiliano was one of my oldest friends. He was traditional, yet classically eccentric – one-of-a-kind. His dedication to preserving our ethnic and religious heritage is something I always admired and something I shared with him.  Don Massimiliano's death leaves a void that can never be filled. However, his memory will live on as an inspiration for all those who strive to make a positive impact on society."

The death of such an exceptional person is a great loss for humanity. His extraordinary accomplishments and the deep influence he had on the lives of many will serve as an ongoing source of inspiration for future generations.