What a great lesson for my boys this morning!
Thank You Saint Toulorge, exactly as you expected eh?!!
St. Pierre-Adrien, pray for us.
Last August I stood quietly before the grave of General Lafayette in Paris and next to the mass grave of these unbelievably couragous nuns.
On July 17, 1794, sixteen Carmelites nuns of Compiègne were guillotined in Paris, convicted of crimes against the state by the tribunal of the French Revolution Since the prosecutor accused the Carmelites of being fanatics and counter-revolutionaries, she asked him to explain the meaning of those words. The irritated judge vomited a torrent of offenses against her, and then said: It is your attachment to your Religion and the King.
Hearing these words, she replied, I thank you for the explanation. Then, addressing her companion Carmelites, she said: My dear Mother and my Sisters, we must rejoice and give thanks to God for we die for our Religion, our Faith, and for being members of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
The Sisters were chanting the Veni Creator in chorus and, one by one, they walked up the steps to the scaffold to be guillotined. She was the last one before the Prioress to mount the scaffold to die. To the end, she encouraged her Sisters to persevere. When a charitable person offered a glass of water to one of the Sisters, Mother Henriette told her: In Heaven, my Sister, in Heaven we will soon have water aplenty to drink.
Boy! You and I are in the same page. Before I was going to click I was going to point that out and thank you. So to prepares us for the future.
Please Lord help and guide us! All the saints pray for us! Amen!
With concerns about the course of the direction this country is heading, it is good to remember holy men and women from past bad times.