Friday, October 7, 2016

Lepanto and the Feast of the Holy Rosary

[Nobility] The Turkish fleet came on imposing and terrible, all sails set, impelled by a fair wind, and it was only half a mile from the line of galliasses and another mile from the line of the Christian ships.

D. John waited no longer; he humbly crossed himself, and ordered that the cannon of challenge should be fired on the “Real,” and the blue flag of the League should be hoisted at the stern, which unfurled itself like a piece of the sky on which stood out an image of the Crucified. A moment later the galley of Ali replied, accepting the challenge by firing another cannon, and hoisting at the stern the standard of the Prophet, guarded in Mecca, white and of large size, with a wide green “cenefa,” and in the center verses from the Koran embroidered in gold.


Ivan said...

How much greater than Lepanto, would have been the victory of the Consecration of Russia, had it been done in 1960 !!!

Kathleen1031 said...

And here we are again, facing the old enemy, with half our people not comprehending the situation. I wouldn't be half so afraid of these muslims if I didn't have to know most of our own people are brain dead, fighting the wrong side, or like soul-less zombies. Then, there's the leaders, who give all appearances of wanting to help the muslims take over entirely.
On a brighter note, have you seen the statue of Our Lady of Victory, discovered some time ago somewhere. She was on the flagship in the actual battle, and is now in a Navy Museum in, I think, Spain. Sadly, she is being "restored", but her face as it was was hauntingly beautiful. One eye survived, and what an eye. Her face bears the scars of the battle. I think they should have left her as is, and it is a bit of a tragedy they would try to "fix her". Look her up.
Our Lady of Victory, pray for us.

Anonymous said...

The Holy Father MUST reveal the Third Secret of Fatima (I.e. the exact words of Our Lady which follow: "In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved...").

Then the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will occur.

THEN the crisis in the Church will end and we will have peace.