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The Week In Doom —Religion In Flames Edition

Item Notre Dame Burns

“It hurts to watch this,” said Pierre-Eric Trimovillas, 32. “The cathedral is the symbol, the heart of Paris.”

The crowd gasped and cried in horror as the spire fell, Mr. Trimovillas said, adding, “Paris is beheaded.”

The crowds that had gathered were eerily calm, with little shouting or commotion.

Angelique de Almeida, 32, watched through tears. “We are going to lose her, everything is up in flames,” she said. “We lose this, we lose Paris. It is apocalyptic. And this is the Holy Week.”

If there was ever a metaphor—or an omen. France has been burning for quite a while. Does anybody have a count on how many minutes after the fire was first spotted before the media were assuring us it was an accident? (Or otherwise?)

Omen already confirmed: Architects And Historians Wonder: Maybe The New Notre Dame Should Be Less “Overburdened” With Christian Meaning. They even work in a bit of white supremacy in there.

But for some people in France, Notre Dame has also served as a deep-seated symbol of resentment, a monument to a deeply flawed institution and an idealized Christian European France that arguably never existed in the first place. “The building was so overburdened with meaning that its burning feels like an act of liberation,” says Patricio del Real, an architecture historian at Harvard University.

Erika Harlitz-Kern says “Give Notre Dame a Modern Roof the Alt-Right Will Hate: Medieval Europe was a crossroads of global influence, not a mythical all-white past. The new Notre Dame should reflect that.

Jews are the real victims here. “Notre Dame and the Jews: The flames at Notre Dame Cathedral should remind Jews of the burning by that very same Catholic Church of tens of wagonloads of the Talmud in the Middle Ages.

We have entered the final phase of the redemption of Israel and of all humanity and it is truly regrettable to see some of our Jewish brothers saddened by this fire when this building represents in all its strength the exile of Israel and the will to replace us.

Final phase? (All Godwin’s Law fans should stick around for his last sentence.) The Times of Israel says “Radical rabbi [Shlomo Aviner] says Notre Dame fire retribution for 13th-century Talmud burning”. Aviner said “Jews should not commit arson against churches, but also that there was no duty to be saddened by the fire”. Arson? “Christianity, he explained, ‘is our number one enemy throughout history…the Holocaust.'”

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency said “The world mourned for Notre Dame. But France still struggles to accept French Jews and Muslims.” “But the price of hog jowls continues to increase in Burma”.

Ben Shaprio tweeted (after previous tweets) “If we wish to uphold the beauty and profundity of the Notre Dame cathedral, that means re-familiarizing ourselves with the philosophy and religious principles that built it.” Bill Kristol responded (thanks to Anon for sending these), in which he said “The terms ‘uphold’ and ‘re-familiarizing’ are doing a lot of ambiguous work here. The plain fact is that one can respect the beauty and profundity of Notre Dame while choosing not to accept its religious principles (the vanquished synagoga?) or any variant of its ‘philosophy.'”

Kristol is it right. This is a battle of different “philosophies”. The people who cheered as the Cathedral burned would agree (here and here).

Why stop at Notre Dame? “College professor bought 1-way ticket to Rome before St. Patrick’s Cathedral arson attempt, police say.…A part-time philosophy professor was charged with attempted arson on Thursday after he entered a historic cathedral with gasoline and lighter fluid, investigators said.”

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The original CBS tweet was deleted after causing a furor. [Update: This one is too, alas.] Watch this copy and ask, May we now reason: TV producers incites violence. Therefore, it is okay to punch TV producers. Not convinced? More from the show: “Assassinate President Trump Bomb Device Explosive…Eliminate Mar-A-Lago” and many more.

Item There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and Catholics, a survey finds

For the first time “No Religion” has topped a survey of Americans’ religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey.

Ryan Burge, a political scientist at Eastern Illinois University and a Baptist pastor, found that 23.1% of Americans now claim no religion.

“Religious nones,” as they are called by researchers, are a diverse group made up of atheists, agnostics, the spiritual, and those who are no specific organized religion in particular. A rejection of organized religion is the common thread they share.

The fruits of ecumenicism have ripened.

If you are unwilling to say This is right, and that is wrong you must fall away to those who will.

Item Am I a Satanist? Are you? How Satanism is empowering the trans community

Am I a Satanist? I can see how someone might assume that. I do have that tattoo of the Baphomet pentacle. I’m wearing this upside-down serpent cross pretty much all the time. I’ve gone by the name Satana on a few other websites.

I named myself after Satan and I’m positively draped in demonic iconography. So far, it’s not looking so good.

I am an atheist…

Many trans people have found meaning and resonance with Satan…

When I asked my followers about the appeal of Satanic themes and aesthetics for them as trans people, my mentions erupted. There are so many more trans people who are into this than I expected, and their reasons for embracing the symbolism of Satan reflected some consistent motivations.

Many of them were inspired toward Satanism by the hostility of mainstream and conservative Christianity against queer and trans people.

That’ll show ’em.

Item Jewish Forward Why American Jews Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Put Israel First

The poll sought to determine, among other things, which country American Jews would side with in case of a serious confrontation between Israel and the United States. As such, it was rightly criticized for conjuring up the specter of “dual loyalty” that Jews in America and elsewhere have been accused of by their enemies. There’s certainly no need to provide extra grist for the anti-Semitic mill. Yet it’s also time to stop pretending that the loyalties of some American Jews aren’t divided between Israel and America. Of course they are. There’s just nothing wrong with it — nor is there anything uniquely Jewish about this. You’ll find plenty of similar cases in other places.

The truth is that any American Jew who doesn’t care as much about a Jewish state as he or she does about the United States can’t be very identified with the Jewish people. Suppose vital American and Israeli interests were to clash. What would it mean for a Jew to say: “I don’t give a damn what’s best for Israel. All that matters to me is what’s best for America”? What kind of Jew would that be? How deep could his or her Jewishness be said to go?

It’s not “dual loyalty” to have higher loyalty to another country than your own, and it’s anti-Jewish to suppose it is. This is a couple of years back, but it’s been re-bouncing around, and it pertinent to posts from two weeks ago.

Speaking of dual loyalty, no person ought to be allowed to serve in any Federal elected or otherwise high position if he hold dual citizenship. We should follow Israel, which does not allow this sort of thing. It must be obvious the person cannot be wholly trusted to do with is right for the country in which he lives, if there is any conflict, which there always is, with the other country. Imagine, say, a Somalia-USA dual-citizen Congressman.

Right?

Loyalty to a religion, or to God, is of course another matter. But it does not apply to national politics, since Heaven doesn’t issue passports.

Item Malls are closing

Foot traffic at some of the best shopping centers across the country peaked around August 2018 and has since started to fall, after rebounding for much of last year, according to a new report from data analytics firm Thasos, which uses more than 100 million mobile phones to track when consumers enter and leave certain trade areas.

Don’t worry. They’d never use that information against you.

Item Students, alumni outraged, ‘shaking’ after Vice President Pence invited to give commencement (ellipses after first original)

Vice President Mike Pence is getting pushback from Taylor University students and alumni after the small evangelical Christian school tapped the former Indiana governor to be this year’s commencement speaker…

One Taylor grad said the school, “should be ashamed…I am physically shaking…I feel personally attacked,” but not all alumni agree and Taylor officials said they are standing by their decision.

This is a Christian university inviting a Christian speaker. Sodomy is now a sacrament, and those who deny it are heretics.

Item Two Confederate statues are being replaced in the Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol, with civil-rights activist Daisy Gatson Bates and musician Johnny Cash.

The Civil War never happened, and even if it did, everyone in the south was a racist.

Item Time Magazine Endorses Transgender Claim of ‘Female Penis’

No one should give Time any time.

Item MSNBC Guest: Barr Presser is Nothing But ‘Performative Coonery’

Ladies & Gentlemen, we have a winner in the Best New Compound Noun Contest! Congratulations to MSNBC Guest Elie Mystal.

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  1. What about a Moroccan-Dutch mayor, or a Moroccan-Dutch chairperson of the Second Chamber of Parliament? Only they do not get to play the Anti-Semitism card, only the Racist one.

  2. The Fiery Rooster, ‘les SDF’ from the Parisien street

    In Paris, a spontaneous religious procession with the singing of songs and litanies passed in the evening of April 16, 2019 from Saint Sulpice to the square in front of the Notre-Dame cathedral, no longer roofed and probably inaccessible to the faithful for a long time. The distance is insignificant (1500 m), but the significance of this act of piety is great: the faithful showed that it is one and the same Fire. If someone read my earlier text about the fire of Saint Sulpice, he already knows that this Fire refers to the Paraclete. God speaks to His children constantly, also with their free deeds. Why do I say that participants in the procession have combined two fires into one Fire? The first fire, at Saint Sulpice, broke out on March 17 on Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, which is a commemoration of the return to the worship of Holy Icons in Byzantium, which was proclaimed by Empress Theodora on the first Sunday of Lent AD843. The sacredness of this empress, however, is celebrated on 11 February, and the heart of a Roman Catholic is happier at that date: the Immaculate Conception Herself chose this day for Her first apparition at the foot of Pyrenees in 1858. The Madonna invariably appeared to the poor Bernadette in the porphyry grotto at Lourdes, to announce the birth of the porphyrogenet – the emperor, or the king of kings, and therefore the sovereign Queen of Heaven and Earth was assisted by the Roman empress Theodora, or the empress of the ‘Divine Gift’, in French ‘Dieudonne’. The French monarchy knows one ‘Dieudonne’ … yes, this is the nickname of Louis XIV, the Sun King. And so we have already entered the trail of not some fire, but of the sun. Saint Bernadette, with her whole person, illustrated the actions of the Immaculate Virgin in front of faihtful bystanders’: she smeared her face in the mud of this pig’s den under the Massabielle rock, and ate the herb to show that she was accompanying a prodigal son – admittedly the ruler of all the inhabited earth, but who lost his mind because of pride – she became like this pig Nebuchadnezzar; the flame of the candle engulfed the girl’s hand without burning the skin, because it’s all about the Fire, who is a person, not an element; wade in Gave de Pau, because its waters are like ‘aqua natalis’: after all the city of Pau (in the course of this river below Lourdes) is the birthplace of the great convert, the first Bourbon on the throne of France, Henry IV the King! And so you could quote various details until the final apparition of July 16th (1858): the grotto was then barricaded by the police (= no access to the Church, as now Notre Dame de Paris), but Bernadette nevertheless saw the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel and She was more beautiful than ever before … because in Her imagination She sees this craved Gardener of Her garden, that Son-Man, whom She gives birth as the Holy Church Our Mother, Her chosen Spouse, the Great Monarch, God’s gift for the last days – ‘Dieudonne’ par excellence.
    Romanian Sabina waited for her beloved spouse, Saint Alexis, 34 years and she saw him only on catafalque, and the Virgin Mary almost 2000 years, or … 2 days (because a thousand years with God is like one day) and She will receive him alive – He has so much to do here on earth.
    The procession of Parisians celebrated Saint Bernadette on the anniversary of her 140th birthday for Heaven (on April 16, 1879), when the Fire came down from above into the Church and revealed the starry sky over She. So we have a French woman who reminded us of the meaning of the Lourdes’ apparitions, but she is accompanied by a Frenchman … Saint Benedict Joseph Labre. What would this God’s Fool say to us, humanly complete madman who consumed his young life as a vagrant in Europe, or rather on a pilgrimage around the Marian sanctuaries. This Saint Beggar has spent the last 5 years in the ruins of the Roman Coliseum, until one day he fainted on the threshold of Santa Maria ai Monti and soon died, on Holy Wednesday, April 16, 1783, as befits the Gallic Rooster in the butcher’s cell. He consciously lived on the style of Saint Alexis and, like him, he went to Heaven via Rome, and now he is – attention, attention – the patron of SDF (in French: ‘sans domicille fixe’) or homeless.
    This Roman Rooster found himself on Holy Tuesday, April 16 (2019) on the Paris street near the cathedral: because of the great fire he flew from the Notre-Dame spire on the eve of the annual memory of his namesake Benedict Joseph. This Holy SDF found himself, which is also played by the voice of ‘Benedict-Joseph’ bell on the tower of the Notre Dame cathedral. There is an inscription on it “and dwelt among us”, and he repeats the ‘Etienne’/’Stephan’ bell with inscription: “and the Word was made flesh.” Stephan means ‘Wreath’ or simply ‘Crown’, and ‘Benedict-Joseph (Labre)’ – ‘Blessed God will Multiply (Good)’ (probable etymology of the surname Labre = Good), I do not have to add that it is about the Great Monarch of the end times. Should it be some SDF?!
    So, from Saint Sulpice, Saint Alexius (SDF), Theodora the Empress of March 17, we went with Saints Benedict-Joseph (SDF) and Saint Bernadette on April 16, and through her to Notre Dame the Empress of Heaven in Her splendid palace on the Cite island. Where, however, is the fire on the spire and roof on April 15th night till morning 16th? How did this happen?
    First, the construction brothers (through the company from the scaffoldings Le Bras Frerers) founded a steel cage on Notre Dame built on the plan of the Cross. Then they removed 12 Apostles and four Evangelists from the spire. They did it on April 11 (when Mercury reached the largest western elongation), on commeration of Saint Stanislaus Bishop Martyr, patron of the Polish Crown, and Saint Gemma Galgani – a real jewel in the Crown of the King of the Kings of Jesus Christ. [What connects Stanislaus from Cracow and Gemma from Lucca: their native colors – a white and red flag.] By removing 12 Apostles, they took out the foundation of the Church symbolized by the Cross crowning the spire of Notre Dame de Paris. There was also Rooster sitting on this Cross, an ancestral bird of the Gauls. In addition to the 12 Apostles, the builders also removed the allegories of the four Evangelists. Here, however they – unfortunately to those Masons, and luckily to Gaul – did not notice something: they took 16 figures, and yet 2 Evangelists are also Apostles. In fact, 14 persons were taken of and the figures were 16. The bill does not match. Two men of this group had to remain. Who two? Those who performed in a double role: Matthew and John became like ghost at the base of the spire, the Cross and the Rooster. The names of Matthew and John are translated as ‘God’s Gift’ and ‘God’s Grace’. What’s more, they are symbolized by Angel and Eagle, and therefore winged beings. Can a heavily-flying Rooster of the Gauls complain about the help that God gives him in His Providence, shortly before that conflagration! Get the wings of the Angel and the Great Eagle to break free from deadly oppression and land safely in the green? Do you need something more? The Rooster landed safely in the green bringing the relics of the Thorn from the Crown of the Savior (Who suffered this for the sins of our mind), Saint Dionysius (and he brings the Church’ Head, because the head of every bishop is Vicar of Jesus Christ) and Saint Genevieve the Parisian, who arranged a nice flat for the First Bishop of Paris.
    Who caused the fire? Another SDF again? Whoever it would be, whether he did it deliberately or unintentionally, whether a Frenchman, Arab, freemason or junkie, is definitely some SDF, because each of us, mortals, belongs to the category ‘sans domicille fixe’. We do not have a permanent place here on earth – we are waiting for death, judgement, Heaven or hell. Only after death we gain the status of a permanent, eternal resident of Heaven, or, unfortunately, hell.
    The fire flared at the base of the spire around 6:50 in the afternoon. And so the spire turned into a burning torch, an inverted torch: its handle (grip) was the Cross that held the Rooster. Because the bonfire formed at the intersection of the transept and the main nave, so the fire came out of the Cross and simultaneously entered the Church from above. The roof was an obstacle, it must have burned away so that the Fire from Heaven could enter the interior of the Church. For what? There has been darkness in the Catholic Church for centuries, so in order to make it again the Light of the world, the Almighty God sends a fire to the Church, called ‘God’s Gift of God’s Grace’, for these two Apostles and Evangelists, Matthew and John, have been on duty at the torch’s head. The whole Church (digression: I still use physical images in this analysis, so if someone would like to facilitate the reception of this text, let them start with reading to the mind as many photos from the scene as possible or displaying them on a regular basis), so …
    When the spire collapsed, the Fire was thrown on this earthly Church and the whole Church – looking from the bird’s eye – was marked by the sign of the Fiery Cross. France froze at that sight and cried, because it was as if their ancestral bird, Rooster, and with him all Gallia was to go past the flames. This is the Fire that our Lord Jesus Christ said about: “I have come to throw fire on the earth, and how I long for it to burn.” This Fire is ‘God’s Gift’ or ‘Dieudonne’. Louis XIV? No. It is the Sun King, the Great Monarch of the end times, the same as the Paraclete. This Fire burns with Notre Dame together. It can not be otherwise, after all it is Her Son-Man, through whom She suffered so much in the pains of childbearing, as Sancta Ecclesia Mater Nostra. But finally She gave birth to Him – Her Spouse! Has become. He is already inside the Church on earth. The masons missed the case: they were trying to close Notre Dame in a steel cage, and here, through this very trap (oh, happy fault), the Fire-Paraclete entered the belligerent Church on earth. It was necessary to pierce the vault of the temple so that the Fire could enter the interior. He landed at the edge of the presbytery. And there in the dark interior you could see Notre Dame with the Body of Jesus Christ already taken off the Cross and absorbed in perpetual adoration Her eldest son, King Louis ‘the Just’ XIII in the act of offering Her Crown of France, and also his son, Louis XIV ‘the Sun King’ renewing his father’s famous vow. Nice perspective, but these ruins, smudged logs, ashes, rubble, water finally. Was it necessary? And was the fire from Heaven needed by Sodom? Was there any significant trace of it? Now, when the Vatican has turned into a new Sodom, how can it avoid the Fire? A bit of a ruin, standing walls – the Church will survive, unlike the infamous pentapolis in Palestine. That’s why John (the Evangelist) was involved in this Parisian case, with the nickname ‘the Son of Thunder’ given to him by the Savior himself. The Gospel [Luke 9:54] testifies that this Son of Thunder can use God’s given power: “Lord; if you like, we will say that the fire will come down from heaven and consume them.” The Fire from above entered Notre Dame with the power of the Beloved Disciple John, so the Paraclete will also have power over this God’s plague.

    When the Fire-Paraclete entered the Church, he unveiled a starry sky: two windows were opened in the Notre-Dame’ vault (two, because ‘Two Candlesticks’ of the Apocalypse), through which one can now see the history of Salvation recorded in the constellations. What could we see through them by popping our heads, like someone who found himself in a deep well? He would have wandered this memorable night at the zenith (it would be good to ask about the details of the court astronomers, Messier and Cassini) the Little King, Leo Minor. First, the Little, because it is God’s Child, Son of Jesus Christ, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, and of the Virgin Mother the Holy Church; Secondly, the Little, because it is someone who is easy to overlook, or even look away, just like when meeting an SDF.
    Oh, France, you have SDF-class presidents, and you are surprised that God wanted to lead the Great Monarch of the end times out of You, out of your smallest sons. Have you forgotten that you are the Oldest Daughter of the Church, that You belong completely to Her, the Immaculate Conception, since your King Louis ‘the Just XIII’, on Feb. 10, 1638, entrusted to Her, the Divine Virgin, the Crown of France? Do not be surprised. You do not remember this anymore, but She, your rightful Queen, remembers You. Stop weeping, because it’s make your look foggy. Also, bear in mind that Louis XIV ordered the heaviest bell of Notre Dame and gave named it Emmanuel, as if announcing the weapon of the greatest caliber for the time of decisive battle with the eternal enemy. This sonorous colossus, as the only one, survived the turmoil of the revolution.
    France, start asking God to reveal the Paraclete. See also more often in starry heaven over your head (strengthening your eyes with the verses of Psalm 19), because it is for the marking of the seasons. Is this a good advice of an old gardener? No! It’s all about the time to do certain things that God, as the Lord of History, has in His agenda. He watches over you, France, Beloved daughter, and now He sends you the Lord and the Lady of All Nations to extrude You from the spider’s net and to comfort You after all the misfortunes that You have taken over your head.

    April 18, 2019, Holy Thursday and the commemoration of Saint Marie of the Incarnation (Barbara Aurillot *)

    * What this poor widow, with her six children, fought against the King Henry IV de Bourbon to wake up the Catholic Spirit in him!

    P.S.
    And You, France, who wear the white banner of the Maid of Orleans like a coat, have you noticed that on May 30, 2019, the Ascension of the Lord, 588 years will pass, since La Pucelle of Domrémy, lit by fire in the Rouen market, has risen straight to Heaven?
    ‘5’ ‘8’ ‘8’ to ‘5’ ‘1’ ‘6’,
    Do You know, France, what does ‘1’ ‘5’ ‘6’ mean to You?
    So look: Mercury Jupiter Saturn!
    You still can not see, so listen: ‘Fire the Emperor from David (House)’ comes to You, poor, bruised France!
    Thy penance, France, comes to an end: again, You will recite prayers pleasing to God, enjoy croissants and coffee without fear that you will be attacked by that goofy girlie from Marseille, or You will be molested by a fool who thinks he is the new Jupiter.

  3. One way to look at Notre Dame, not sure myself. It’s always dangerous waters so I’m not making any great claims.

    It is an omen or maybe a warning, but the fact that it didn’t burn completely but that the old altar and the crown of thorns was preserved means that there is hope, that there is a remnant.

    History is not democratic. Quality matters more than quantity and there may still be hope for France and perhaps the west as a whole.

  4. “Fiery Rooster” mentioned my earlier text about the fire of Saint Sulpice, so I put it here.
    The Fire comes out from the Church

    March 17, 2019, the Saint Sulpice church, Paris; On Sunday at around 1:40 p.m. a fire flared in the southern transept at the entrance to this great temple. Flames began to cover the adjacent stairs, but the firemen were faster.
    The most likely source of the fire were clothes left by some homeless on wooden stairs. This anonymous ‘SDF’ (= ‘sans domicille fixe’, in French: homless person), in tandem with Saint Alexis, will allow us to decipher the spiritual meaning of this sign.
    Let’s start with the genius loci.
    Saint Sulpice the Pious was an extremely zealous bishop of Burges at the turn of the VI / VII century. Among the many miracles he made during his lifetime, the hagiography mentions an adventure with a bonfire lit inside the parade hall at the royal envoy’s greeting: when it seemed that the fire was out of control, it went out as soon as Sulpice spread his arms. This is the first ­connection of this place with fire. According to the French Wikipedia, bishop Sulpice died on Jan. 17, 647.
    The church dedicated to Saint Sulpice existed here on the Seine River from ancient times, and construction of this present one began on Feb. 20, 1646, when Queen Anne d’Autriche laid the foundation stone. She was the mother of a wonderfully conceived, and for some time regent of the future monarch Louis XIV called the Sun King, and the sun is a fire. Thus, the construction of a new temple began ca. 1000 years after the death of its titular Patron. The pastor has been here since 1642 Father Jean-Jacques Olier.
    Who was Mr. Olier, as he was commonly called? He was wealthy, perfectly educated man – he only lacked Hebrew to the collection of classical languages. He went to study in Rome for this purpose, but as a result of the disease began to blind. The Blessed Virgin hastened with help – in Her House in Loreto – She broght him not only physical but also spiritual sight: he experienced a personal encounter with God and total conversion! After trying to become a carthusian in Italy, Mr. Olier returned to Paris. Here he met Saint Vincent a’Paulo and took care of the material and spiritual needs of beggars, a group known today as SDF. Saint Vincent himself gave him ordination on May 25, 1633. Mr. Olier came to the rectory of Saint Sulpice, together with the seminary he had established half a year earlier. He gathered around him a group of priests embraced by the spirit of the apostolate, which gave birth to the Priestly Society of Saint Sulpice. In 1639 he co-founded the association for mission in New France (North America), and 2 years later, on Feb. 3, 1641, he celebrated mass in the cathedral of Notre-Dame for excellent faithful intending to go to Canada to found an exemplary Christian settlement, Ville-Marie, which also was realized – that was the beginning of the great city of Montreal. He died on April 2, 1657, on Easter Monday (exactly 150 years after the death of St. Francis of Paola, the prophet of the Great Monarch of the end times). The spiritual sons of Father Olier, sulpicians, have done great apostolic work in New France and throughout the world, spreading the name of Saint Sulpice everywhere. And in Paris the church named after him was solemnly consecrated on June 30, 1745 in commemoration of St. Paul the Apostle (and also Saint Bertrand, Bishop of Le Mans, contemporary to Saint Sulpice – probably they knew each other).
    The French patron on March 17 is Saint Gabriel Lalemant (*1610), almost the contemporary of Mr. Olier (*1608). He joined the Jesuits in Paris on the Palm Sunday 1630. In the same year, when the construction of the church of Saint Sulpice began, Father Lalemant arrived on September 20 (1646) to Canada as a missionary among Hurons. His superior was Saint Jean de Brebeuf. Captured by hostile Iroquois, they were subjected to ritual torture, probably with the use of fire: Jaen died on 16 March 1649, and on the following day, on Wednesday 17th – Gabriel. Both belong to the group of 8 (Jesuits) Canadian Martyrs. The fire at Saint Sulpice in Paris, therefore, broke out on the 370th anniversary of the birth of St. Gabriel Lalemant to Heaven.
    Under this March date the Church also mentions the saint Gertrude de Nivelles (+17 III 659), the mystic and abbot, contemporary to Saint Sulpice, guardian of the poor, travelers and innkeepers.
    I have already mentioned so many great names here, and would miss St. Patrick? The Patriarch of the Green Island also has his participation in this Paris event through his countrymen in New France, more precisely in the Canadian province of Newfoundland-Labrador, where they have a holiday on March17th.
    Why, however, would Saint Alexis be the key to explain this enigmatic conflagration at Saint Sulpice? After all, in the Roman Catholic calendar, his day is July 17. The Orthodox Christians come with help to us: they worship Alexis on March 17th. Can a fire in a Catholic church be explained by an Orthodox calendar? Yes, because Saint Alexis, as l’Homme de Dieu, pilgrim and pauper, spent 17 years in Edessa, and the next 17 years, until his death AD411, in Rome. So he belongs equally to the East and the West, especially that the Julian calendar in his times was in force throughout Christianity. In addition, there are vivid national Orthodox communities in Paris.
    Who was Alexius? In short: a Roman from Aventine, a young man, whom the Spirit of God, with the consent of Sabina, his bride, drove far away, to Asia, before their wedding night came. He reached as far as Edessa in Mesopotamia, a city identified with biblical Ur – native land of the Fait’s Father, Abraham, and Job the Patriarch. However, in the period discussed here, Edessa was known for having the ‘no human hand made’ Mandylion of Jesus Christ. Alexis settled for good in the portico of the church of the Mother of God as a beggar, but so different: he shared everything with the paupers larger than himself. And so he spent 17 years at the Gate of Heavens, until the Blessed Virgin revealed his holiness: ‘Bring into the temple this Man of God, worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven. His prayers rise to God like the smell of incense, and the Holy Spirit rests upon him. ‘ However, when people began to refer to him with reverent worship, Alexis secretly fled from there, taking the aim of Tarsus, the city of saint Paul the Apostle and saint Boniface. Divine Providence ruled differently: The storm rowed the ship to the shores of Italy and the Man of God returned to his native Rome. What’s more, not recognizable, he asked for hospitality in his family home and he received it in the form of a chamber under the stairs. For the grace of God he spent there the next 17 years, until 411, in which he came to die. God not only informed him about the death, but also Pope Innocent (I) and Emperor Honorius, whom He ordered to find this Man of God. The retinue of dignitaries reached the Saint when he had already left the body: in his hand he held a parchment on which he described his life, by which he made himself known to his wife, parents and the Church. The Pope and the Emperor, on their own shoulders, carried the body in a procession to the city square. What does a man wear on his shoulders? The head. The Pope carried the visible head of the Church, the emperor – the head of the temporal empire, but they had one head together, the Alexis’s one, because he is the prefiguration of the Paraclete, priest and king after the Melchizedek, Great Monarch of the last times. After the week-long exposure, Saint Alexis’s body was buried
    in the neighborhood of his home on Aventine Hill in the St. Boniface chapell, and the fame of his sanctity quickly spread throughout Christianity. And so the one who did not reach Tarsus, lies next to the Roman Boniface, who experienced martyrdom and sanctification in Tarsus.
    Saint Alexis did not return alone to Rome – the Holy Virgin hurried after him in a form of the eastern icon revered in his Roman church (Basilica of Saints Boniface and Alexis) as ‘Madonna di Edessa’, ‘Madonna Avvocata’ or ‘Madonna dell’Intercession’. The Madonna shown here as Deesis, prays and begets various favors to Her worshipers, but Her main concern in these times is to implore God that we got – the Church and the world – the Second Comforter, the Paraclete. This request is contained in the popular title of this icon: ‘Madonna di sant’Alessio’. Alexis simply means ‘the Helper’, but in the context of the Salvation’s history means: the Paraclete, the Son-Man and also the Spouse of the Apocalyptic Woman. This explains why Saint Alexis left his wife to settle in the portico of the Mother of God in Edessa, and why She, as a faithful Spouse, hurried after him to Rome. Alexis, the unrecognized Saint, whose needs and honor Heaven takes care of themselves, is the perfect prefiguration of the Paraclete.
    Above the sarcophagus of Saint Alexis in Rome, the staircase was placed in a glass chest, under which he spent 17 years. Thanks to them we can get down to earth in Paris: after all, flames at Saint Sulpice flared up the stairs and covered them. Someone could summon the whole event of March 17th briefly: “Some SDF wanted to light a cigarette in silence, accidentally lit up clothes, so he waved”, but even this disrespectful sentence would be a prophetic statement, if you remember the Acts of the Apostles [Acts 2, 2-3] : ‘Suddenly a noise could be heard from heaven, like a blow of a violent wind, and filled the whole house in which they were staying. They also appeared to them as if from fire, which separated, and one of them rested.’ The fire at St. Sulpice lit up red and gilded the whole church, it even began to blow outside through the door and window. It is similar to the miracle of the Sun in Fatima, when the present ones were flooded with multi-colored lights. There were only a few people in this Parisien church, but they could see the famous gnomon in a completely different light. Installed in the eighteenth century, precisely indicates dates of summer and winter solstices, autumn and spring equinox, especially the last one so important for the dating of Easter, using a stream of sunlight passing through the slit in the window on the southern wall and falling on meridian traced and scaled on the temple floor. On Sunday, 17 March 2019, the fire flared up under this astronomical window, brightening the whole space of the temple and the whole year at the same time (on the gnomon’s scale). It was as if the sun had lowered its course, as it was at Fatima on October 13, 1917. In mid-October, at the lunchtime, on the meridian of Paris, Antares is located as one of the four Royal Stars. It goes low compared to our Daily Star and theoretically his light could climb higher in St. Sulpice. In Fatima event, with Antares was Venus (see: an interactive stellar map), and Luna left the royal Lion striving to meet with Mercury in Her home (the constellation Virgo): The Virgin Bride and Mother was at the heart of the Great Convert (Antares in Scorpio), symbolized by Fire (Mercury), Water (Neptune), and that He is the brother of Jesus Christ (Mars), and so Saturn, because He must come from the Royal House of David. In the fields of Fatima it was wet after the night downpour, at Saint Sulpice – after the firefighters’ action, here and there the Sun drained the scene of events. Let’s end this paragraph with a buckle: During the Great War in Portugal, the clocks were shifted back by 90 minutes to equalize time with the main ally, France – this is the reason why we could compare Paris with Fatima. To believers: ask God to reveal the Paraclete; to astronomy enthusiasts: watch Antares, it will burst forth.
    It is necessary to finish this reading with a large Sulpician buckle. Queen Anne de Autriche, prophesied with the acts of her life: not only she gave birth to the dolphin Louis Dieudonne, the one personally announced by the Virgin Mary herself, than she was a regent until he was 13 able to take the throne of France as Louis XIV de Bourbon ‘le Roi-Soleil ‘, but she has also laid the cornerstone for Saint Sulpice church in Paris, from which, after centuries, the Fire was to come out. Could she have sensed that from her womb – in the chain of generations – the One of whom our Lord Jesus Christ spoke in the eschatological context would come out [Luke 12, 49] ‘I have come to throw fire on the earth and how I wish it to burn.’ This Fire is a person, it is the Paraclete, the Great Monarch of the end times, par excellence, the real Sun King – very pious Louis XIV, despite all his majesty, was only a royal prefiguration of the Paraclete. The Blessed Virgin Mary, as Sancta Ecclesia Mater Nostra, gives birth to the Paraclete, is the regent to him, until He learns to reject evil and choose good, then She will reveal Him to the Church and to the world as Her Son-Man and the chosen Spouse in one person.
    In their spirituality, the Sulpicans have a devotion to the Inner Life of Mary, and even set an annual holiday for this occasion on October 19. Does this date say something to someone? French monarchists mention on this day the death of the Queen Dowager Maria Teresa Charlotta de Bourbon (+19 X 1851), Poles – blessed Jerzy Popie?uszko (+19 X 1984). Could this humble priest from Poland have any connection with the Crown of France?

    April 13, 2019, on Saint Ida of Boulogne, Mother of Godfrey and Baldwin, the Lord and the King of Jerusalem

  5. Excuse me, but I don’t think anybody gave birth to a dolphin. It could never happen.
    Maybe that’s where the commercial idea went around about international mermaid day. I’m wondering what a domestic mermaid is.

    There weren’t any leprechauns in the appeal to the Irish in the esoteric sophistry above.
    You missed an opportunity to say something about finigans’ rainbow. Maybe it’s the dingle dolphin that she gave birth too. Off the coast or near Tralee?
    Maybe someone who’s managed to kiss the beanie stone can answer these difficult questions.

    I hear sales of coffee an croissants are up at the moment…Five years, is how long THEY recon it’s gong to take. CHANEL are paying a huge amount to help fix it. So buy your loved ones that make and you’ll be helping! I recommend Beige. Or you could just buy a key ring.

  6. Gave birth to, not too.
    If the fire was set, it was set by ‘church’ members. That they say it was an accident so soon is suspicious. Very sad to see it burn but it is not destroyed. It will look the same in no time. People won’t be able to tell an old beam from a new one unless they make it deliberately to look rebuilt. Perhaps they will leave out the less popular gaudy spire which was controversial, it was rotten anyway, falling apart, according to an ‘expert’ on the news.

    Pain and decay in all around I see, help of the helpless Lord,
    Abide With Me.
    I just don’t believe in the depiction overleaf, nor of any depictions I’ve yet seen of Jesus Christ. He doesn’t look like that. My confirmation crucifix was run over by a car! I wear one from my grandmother, a cross, always.

  7. Joy,

    Every French queen gave birth to a Dolphin if and when she had her first son.

    (hint: put it into French).

  8. To “R”

    I do not know French, but only the lingua franca, i.e. English, while the French ignore English.

  9. An English speaker is more likely to recognize “Dauphin” than “Dolphin” as meaning something other than an aquatic mammal; that was what I was hinting at.

    Or Joy was just being facetious. Sorry to waste so much time on an irrelevant issue.

  10. I did not realize Israel Firsters were afraid of showing their allegiances. It sure doesn’t seem that way – at least I don’t recall Israel Firster Nancy Pelosi ever showing fear of displaying such allegiance.

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