II. FLAG AT LEPANTO

 

It’s October 7th.     

Lepanto

One of the “Top Ten Dates”  to know and to remember,  because on this day in 1571 Europe was saved.

Without this victory we would not have known:

 
Freedom  (of religion, of speech, of thought, of action)

The predominance of the English language

The idea of Human Rights

Equal protection under the law for men and women

Universities

The concept of fair justice

Advanced science

Holy Matrimony

Justice and Morality given to us by our Creator

And more . . .

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It was a hard-fought and mostly naval battle.     Christian Europe against the Turkish Empire.    The ships of  “Suleiman the Magnificent”  vastly outnumbered the European fleet.  Everything was against the Christians.

Famous non-military people in European history fought at this battle.

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The author Cervantes, for example,  who afterwards would write his  famous novel of  political commentary  called  Don Quixote.   Used to be valuable, required reading for citizens of the Western world.    He wrote it without the use of his left arm,  destroyed in the battle at Lepanto.

Everyone acknowledges that the victory was a supernatural one.

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This onslaught of superior Moslem forces needed to be stopped in order to ensure the survival of Europe,  but the European kings weren’t exactly paying attention.   Most didn’t want to get involved.   It was Pope Pius V who rallied a few leaders to fight,  a little money to equip the tiny European navy,  and inspired the prayers of many.    The pope called for much prayer,  including an appeal to Heaven through the use of the rosary.

Heaven responded to the pope’s call and to the people’s prayers with a mighty (and unfortunately somewhat unrecorded)  vision of the battle at the moment of the unexpected victory of the European forces.  

As usual, in war and battles,  flags were an issue.   You followed your flag.  Your flag raised was your inspiration.  A flag captured was an acknowledgement of defeat.  The Europeans captured the Turkish actual banner  and presented it to the pope, amid celebrations,  for this victory promised the future existence of  Europe and of Christendom.

Until this century.

Another mighty enemy,  more powerful,  more subtle,  more persistent,  more well-financed,  and more pervasive  rose up in the past two or three centuries,  and by the 20th century there were few fighting this unacknowledged war.  Some popes sounded the alarm, of course,  some European leaders and scholars,   some laymen . . . .

By the mid 20th century it seems the tables had been turned on Christian Europe, which was not left with much Christianity.   No surprise.  This had been foretold in numerous prophecies throughout the ages,  but nevertheless,   here it was,  and here was Pope Paul VI  making his “magnanimous”  gesture of  “good will”  –  as he publicly returned the Turkish banner, captured at Lepanto,   back to the Turkish government!

Thereby voiding the meaning and importance of the victory at Lepanto.

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According to those prophecies,  the Church has to go through its preordained time of  abandonment and apparent defeat, as it reprises the life of Christ her Lord,  who also had a time of abandonment and apparent defeat on Calvary.

But that wasn’t the End.

 

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(This is not an American thing.  New from Europe –

A million Catholics gather on the Polish border in a massive Rosary Crusade entitled “Rosary on the Borders”  to commemorate the Battle of Lepanto,  during which the outnumbered  Christian naval fleet dealt a massive blow to the Muslim Ottoman Empire, saving Christendom from Islamic domination.”

From:   https:/   /www.    thomasmore.   org/    million-catholics-pray-rosary-polands-border-commemorating-defeat-islam-battle-lepanto/

 

Why are the Polish people doing this?    Because Turkey  (and Islam)  is not done fighting.

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