Monthly Archives: August 2023

A Prayer For the Cleansing of the Church

(Sent by Barnhardt reader and supporter D, who has a talent for composing prayers.)

A Prayer for the Cleansing of the Church

Almighty God, the Sovereign and Creator of all things both visable and invisible. Your Son gave the keys of the Kingdom to Your servant Saint Peter, and his validly elected successors. We pray that Your Church here on Earth will be quickly cleansed of Modernism, Indifferentism , and the Freemasonic infiltration within it, the false notion of Synodality, all immoral clerics, and all other forms of corruption. And that the Antipope Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s invalid election will be publicly recognized and completely nullified; that Bergoglio will repent, return to the one, holy, catholic and apostolic faith, and that in the fullness of Your time die in a state of grace and achieve the beatific vision. That Pope Benedict XVI will rest in peace. And that a just, faithful, and godly man will soon be elected to the See of Peter. All these things we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Remember, eclipses are terrifyingly visible. And… they always end, and the sun returns.

Sodomites and Power: Either You Let Us Destroy The Church, or We Will Destroy The Church

I have received many, many emails over the years from folks thanking me for discussing the Bergoglian Antipapacy and the ascendancy of the apostate anti-church, and how consoling it is.  I hear you.  The truth is a soothing salve, and sometimes the more horrible the truth is, the more consoling and edifying it can be to hear it proclaimed. This Antipapacy and eclipse of the Church by the Antichurch is second only in horror to the Death of Our Lord on the Cross in this paradoxical mystery of faith – but as the Catechism clearly states, the Church will undergo her own Passion before Our Lord returns in Glory, and it is simply irrational at this point to deny the possibility that we are, right now, living through the Church’s Passion in the run-up to Our Lord’s return in glory to judge the living and the dead.

The first thing I want to discuss is a theme that I have been desperately trying to convey for years, namely that “they don’t actually believe any of that Catholic bullshit“.  Still, after all of this, so many comment boxes and written commentary pieces still simply can’t understand how it is that Antipope Bergoglio, Fr. James Martin, Ethh Jay (the notorious faggot priest who is aggressively pushing sodomy), and all the rest could possibly, possibly be saying and doing the things they are doing, and why other men are NOT doing the things that they SHOULD be doing. After all, the things they are saying and doing (or not doing) are literally destroying the Church and driving souls into eternal damnation.

Um, I’ll go ahead and repeat myself if it will help.

Not only do these men not actually believe what The Church teaches, a significant percentage of them actually hate The Church itself, and they hate God Himself.  They are consciously at war with God and His Holy Church.  They are consciously trying to destroy it, and to “hurt God” as much as they can. Folks, it is nothing less than this.

I have an anecdote sent in by a friend of the blog who, while on pilgrimage a while back was able to have a good conversation with someone who is very close to the liberal religious orders.  The contact said, in no uncertain terms, that the aging-to-death religious orders are HAPPY that they are dying out because they HATE the Church and view The Church and their own orders as they were founded as “unjust”.  These orders not only do not lament that they have no new incoming vocations, but they consciously, actively drive away any young people who come inquiring, because they consider any young person joining a religious order OF ANY KIND as a “waste of their life”.  

Needless to say, these auto-destructing religious orders hate with a fiery passion the traditional orders, which have young vocations out their ears, because THEY WANT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO DIE.  They view young people joining a religious order or even the diocesan priesthood as “the perpetuating of an unjust system”.  These groups consider it their vocation to once and for all rid the world of the unjust, patriarchal Catholic Church. Every nun, monk and priest that dies and is not replaced by a new vocation is a VICTORY to these people, an advance, moving them one step closer to their goal of totally eradicating The Church.

Don’t believe me? Here’s proof.

“I despair of young priests. I’d prefer we had nothing.”

But, but, but Ann! If they eradicate The Church, they won’t have a matrix within which to operate!

Ah, this is why what is happening now is a unique historical pivot and not merely “the same-ole-same-ole” corruption that the institutional Church has always suffered.  Up until now, corrupt elements in The Church did not desire the destruction of the One True Church, precisely because the One True Church was, in fact, the legitimate entity that they were happy to use as the front for their racketeering organizations.  But now, what these people see is that there is a “replacement” for The One True Church being built and prepared, and, they all hope, will soon be unveiled, and The One True Church will be eradicated.  The replacement is, of course, the apostate Freemasonic anti-church, which Antipope Bergoglio is the frontman and his claque of demon faggots are busily preparing, and will serve as the ultimate, perfected racket.

The reason the enemies of Christ and His Church are no longer content to subsist quietly within the One True Church is because they know that a “better” matrix is coming soon – a matrix that will be even more conducive to their agenda of acquiring power, money and sex/sodomy, and for fighting their unholy war against God Himself.  That matrix is Antipope Bergoglio’s post-modernist, Freemasonic apostate anti-church.

Let’s now talk more about power, specifically in the context of sexual perversion.

In my research on Diabolical Narcissism, one of the first concepts I came across was the Diabolical Narcissist’s hatred of God.  Naturally, given my focus, I was immediately VERY interested in this notion.  Why, I had always wondered, would all of these arch-heretic and sodomite priests and nuns become priests and nuns in the first place if they hated God and His Church? It seemed that the answer must lie in the psycho-spiritual pathology of Diabolical Narcissism. Since the Diabolical Narcissist is essentially the human version of a demon, a fallen angel, it makes perfect sense that eventually a Diabolical Narcissist will turn on God, and declare war on Him, because this is the defining action of the demons.  There is no greater subject to declare oneself “above” than God.

The demons, when shown the eternal plan for God to incarnate as a Man, a Man born of a woman, were filled with prideful rage at the notion of not just worshiping and serving God Incarnate, but also of having above them, as their Queen, a human woman – the Blessed Virgin Mary.  That’s right.  It wasn’t just Our Lord that they so resented, it was also His Mother.  As a very interesting aside which will someday be its own essay, what we see here is the explanation as to why male sodomites hate and despise good women, and tend to associate with train-wreck women.  Male sodomites want to surround themselves with women to whom they can point and say, “See? THAT is why I engage in sodomy with other men.  Who in their right mind would want to wake up next to that crazy hag, or ANY woman, every day for the rest of his life?” Good women are kryptonite to fags because good women are a living indictment and reminder of the sodomites’ own crippling depravity.  Bad women are a ratification of the sodomite’s depravity. Hence life rule #72 for women: If the fags don’t hate you, you need to examine your conscience.

In somewhat the same vein, albeit on an infinitely higher level, sodomites hate God because God will never, ever ratify their sick, perverted lusts.  So, it becomes a power play.  The sodomite, hating God, wants to try to gain the upper hand on God.  Sound crazy?  Let’s put it in the context of what is going on right now inside the Vatican.  And let’s personalize it.  Let’s take as an example a sodomite priest operating inside the Vatican (of which there are many – it is almost a pre-requisite for the job).  He is well-known inside the Vatican and Roman Curia as someone to call for sodomy.  Let’s call this priest… just making something up here… Luigi Capozzi. Why in the world would anyone in their right mind WANT to engage in genital acts with such repulsive old men as, say, Cardinal Coccopalmerio, or Archbishop Paglia, or any of the rest of them?  These are NOT physically attractive men.  What is the draw?


This Vatican sodomite (of which there are many) could write out a list as long as his arm of all of the priests, monsignors, bishops and even cardinals that he has engaged in sodomy with over the years.  He could, in theory, by going public, bring down the institutional Church.  THIS is his satisfaction.  This knowledge that he holds not only these men’s reputations and careers in his hands, but even more than that, that he COULD, if he so chose, rock the entire institutional Church to its very foundations, and God, endowing and respecting every human being’s free will, would be, in a sense, ‘helpless’ to stop it.  In this, the sodomite believes himself to literally have power over God Himself. But power is addictive, and there is never enough.  So, very rarely does the sodomite “go public”, because to him, the greatest satisfaction comes not from the sodomitical acts per se, which only last a few minutes, and the orgasm only a few seconds, but rather from the entire LIFE of luxuriating in the feeling of power, not just over other people, but even over God Himself. To characterize the luxuriating in power through potential blackmail as “masturbatory” would be apt.

What about the seminaries?  There are a non-trivial number of young sodomite men who enter seminaries with the specific goal of hustling sodomy with the seminary rector and/or professors, the local bishop, and visiting prelates, with the conscious goal of acquiring blackmail power and sodomizing their way into a cushy career, with eventually a new generation of cute boy hustlers lining up to offer themselves to them. And the wheels of the bus go ’round and ’round.

But it isn’t just the Vatican.  It is everywhere: government, Hollywood, the business world, anywhere that there is a matrix of power, there are Diabolical Narcissists, both homosexual and heterosexual, looking to leverage sodomy or fornication into power, even if that power is never explicitly wielded, and is used only as a source of Narcissistic Supply. And it isn’t exclusive to homosexuals.  There are women who chase and try to seduce priests – they are referred to as “chalice snatchers”. These women luxuriate in the thought that a priest, when given a choice between being a priest of Jesus Christ, and having sex with her, chose to have sex with her.  Thus, the woman “beats God”, and sadly today, some of them go out of their way to make sure that no one forgets it. There are women who chase married men.  Homewreckers.  There are women who chase powerful men within the business world to advance their careers.  There are women who chase rich men.  Golddiggers.  There are women who chase men of a different nationality in order to gain citizenship to said country.  Mail order brides.   There are women who chase mentally retarded professional athletes.  Kardashians.

And, obviously, the power dynamic works the other way with regards to sodomites.  Older men will seek out younger, or less-powerful men, in order to feel a sense of power and control over them, and to tell themselves that they are so powerful and attractive that cute, young guys line up to fellate them. This is why sodomy is rightly called “vampiric”. Men who were raped or sexually abused as children or teenagers will often become sodomites themselves precisely because they want to exert power over others, oftentimes over men or boys younger than themselves (in order to “undo” the powerlessness they felt when they were raped or abused as children or teens), or they will seek out older men in order to feel the sense of blackmail power outlined above in order to avenge the sense of powerlessness they felt when they were abused as children or teens.

So, back to the Vatican.  What we see now is a claque of God-hating Freemasons and faggots who, enabled by the silence, fear and inaction of the steadily-dwindling number of believing Catholics inside the Vatican, have brought the chessboard to nothing less than this:

“Either you let us destroy The Church, or we will destroy The Church.”

Either you shut up and go along with our agenda to destroy the institutional Church and establish the Freemasonic apostate anti-church, or we will destroy the institutional Church by exposing that most of the Curia, and more than 75% of the Novus Ordo priests today are faggots, which will destroy the institutional Church.

It is the ultimate catch-22, conceived in the mind of satan himself.

One press conference by one of the dwindling few remaining faithful Catholic prelates could change the world in a matter of seconds, and open up a clear path out of the catch-22 described above.

Significant canonical irregularities have been identified with regards to the putative resignation proffered by the late Pope Benedict XVI in February of 2013. Pending further investigation, I (we) hereby declare a state of emergency suspense.”

St. Raymond Nonnatus, pray for us.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

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St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima, Claudio Coello (ARSH 1642-1693)

St. Rose of Lima, Claudio Coello (ARSH 1642-1693)

We read that her confessor offered himself to go to the missions, but he feared because of the dangers it would entail. After consulting the saint [Rose] he heard these words: “Go Father, and do not fear. Leave all to labor for the conversion of the infidel, and know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to convert souls, for this is a work proper of the Apostolate. What greater happiness could there be than to baptize, be it only a little Indian child who would enter Heaven through the gates of Baptism?”


to induce someone to convert to one’s faith

Proselytize comes from the noun proselyte, meaning “a new convert,” which in turn ultimately comes from the Greek prosēlytos, meaning “stranger” or “newcomer.” When proselytize entered English in the 17th century, it had a distinctly religious connotation and meant simply “to recruit religious converts.”

The fact that the apostate wretch Antipope Bergoglio frequently declares proselytizing to be a sin, once even declaring it mortal sin, is just one more glaring beat-you-over-the-head Uber-visible proof that the man isn’t Catholic and CERTAINLY isn’t nor ever has been the Pope. Because Pope Benedict XVI clearly, obviously never validly resigned the Papacy. Therefore there was no conclave in ARSH 2013. Pope Benedict remained the one and only living Pope until his death on 31 December, ARSH 2022, whether he liked it or not.

Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us, for Holy Mother Church, and for the Petrine See, vacant these 242 days.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

He judged, and issued a correction; “had taught men of low rank and high how they must order their lives,” and got his head slowly sawed off for the effort. The Greatest Man Born of Woman.

John, the bold and austere accuser of the lawless.

The Beheading of St. John the Baptist (detail), Caravaggio, ARSH 1608, Co-Cathedral of St. John, Valletta, Malta

Today is the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist.  There has been a tradition of full-fasting on this day in grief for the death of a man that Our Lord and Savior said, “There is not a greater prophet.”

A moving reading on St. John the Baptist:

…This divine Prophet, after he had preached the baptism of repentance according to God’s command; had taught men of low rank and high how they must order their lives; had admonished those whom he baptized and had filled them with the fear of God, teaching them that no one is able to escape the wrath to come if he do not works worthy of repentance; had, through such preaching, prepared their hearts to receive the evangelical teachings of the Savior; and finally, after he had pointed out to the people the very Savior, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, Which taketh away the sin of the world” (Luke 3:2-18; John 1: 29-36), after all this, John sealed with his own blood the truth of his words and was made a sacred victim for the divine Lawat the hands of a transgressor.

This was Herod Antipas, the Tetrarch of Galilee, the son of Herod the Great. This man had a lawful wife, the daughter of Arethas (or Aretas), the King of Arabia (that is, Arabia Petraea, which had the famous Nabatean stone city of Petra as its capital. This is the Aretas mentioned by Saint Paul in II Cor. 11:32). Without any cause, and against every commandment of the Law, he put her away and took to himself Herodias, the wife of his deceased brother Philip, to whom Herodias had borne a daughter, Salome. He would not desist from this unlawful union even when John, the preacher of repentance, the bold and austere accuser of the lawless, censured him and told him, “It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s wife” (Mark 6: 18). Thus Herod, besides his other unholy acts, added yet this, that he apprehended John and shut him in prison; and perhaps he would have killed him straightway, had he not feared the people, who had extreme reverence for John. Certainly, in the beginning, he himself had great reverence for this just and holy man. But finally, being pierced with the sting of a mad lust for the woman Herodias, he laid his defiled hands on the teacher of purity on the very day he was celebrating his birthday. When Salome, Herodias’ daughter, had danced in order to please him and those who were supping with him, he promised her — with an oath more foolish than any foolishness — that he would give her anything she asked, even unto the half of his kingdom. And she, consulting with her mother, straightway asked for the head of John the Baptist in a charger. Hence this transgressor of the Law, preferring his lawless oath above the precepts of the Law,fulfilled this godless promise and filled his loathsome banquet with the blood of the Prophet. So it was that that all-venerable head, revered by the Angels, was given as a prize for an abominable dance, and became the plaything of the dissolute daughter of a debauched mother.

This dovetails with a quote from St. Augustine, whose feast was yesterday:

“What is reprehensible, however, is that, while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice. To be sure, the motive behind their tolerance is that they may suffer no hurt in the possession of those temporal goods which virtuous and blameless men may lawfully enjoy; still, there is more self-seeking here than becomes men who are true sojourners in this world and who profess the hope of a home in heaven.”
-St. Augustine of Hippo, City of God, Book 1

St. John the Baptist, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Proving Barnhardt Axiom #2 yet again, Republican POTUS candidate Nimarata Nikki Randhawa Haley psychopathically declares that we just need to stop demonizing the slaughter of infants.

Or as Nurse Claire snarkily said, “Stop demonizing abortion, and start humanizing the mice!”

Could be the RNC’s slogan.

Never forget Barnhardt Axiom #2 as you contemplate the death spiral of western post-civilization and the path forward:

The culture has degraded such that seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office.

Only a psychopath could call for infant slaughter to be “not judged” as a moral act, and that society “stop demonizing” infanticide.

“I mean, Ainsley, that’s the answer from my heart,” Haley replied. “You know, I am surrounded by blessings, and God has blessed me with an amazing husband and two wonderful children. But having said that, I think it’s really important that all of us remember everybody has a personal story. So while I’m unapologetically pro-life, I don’t judge anyone for being pro-choice. I think that we have to humanize this issue. We’ve got to stop demonizing this issue.”

“I think the division in this country has gone too far. We have to start looking at the vision going forward. My vision is how do we save as many babies as possible and support as many moms as possible. If that’s the case, be honest with the American people. Tell them what is possible and what’s not possible, and let’s bring people together based on humanity, not based on making people hate each other. And I think it’s happened too long, and I’m just not going to be a part of that. I refuse to be a part of that.”

I know how to stop abortion. Establish a monarchy and the king declares that doctors, nurses, the mothers and anyone else involved in procuring, performing or participating in an abortion be tried for First Degree Murder exactly as would apply to any innocent human being that had already been born and was murdered… and then ENFORCE THE LAW.

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Please, Sweet Merciful Jesus, send us a holy and manful Monarch like King St. Louis IX. PLEASE.

Slowly, slowly, I think more and more people are coming to the sick realization that “democracy” is and ever was a ticking time bomb built for the inside-out destruction of Christian Civilization. I think people are finally starting to sit down and think in stillness about the inner cities utterly devoid of any morality, about the SJW youth and their middle-aged and Boomer indoctrinators who are completely detached from reality, and at the luciferianism of the political class and realizing that “democracy” did this. And even more chillingly, that democracy can never, ever be the way out of this, and should never be returned to, because to return to it would be the proverbial dog returning to its vomit.

As Americans it is REALLY hard to come to grips with it, much less say it out loud. But, as Nurse Claire’s motto says, “Take your red pill, or you’ll get it by suppository.” Well, the Post-Christian West has its pants around its ankles, and Nurse Ratchet just walked into the room.

As readers of this space know, I think that barring supernatural intervention, we are going to have to reset to Monarchy, several Monarchies, in fact, because it is clearly unwise for one secular monarch to have control of so much landmass, resources and population as North America has. Further, as I have stated before, I am a fan of the ELECTED MONARCH model because I still believe in meritocracy, and have seen far too many examples in all walks of life of the eldest son  being a complete and total dipshit to ever trust such a model. So, let’s have a bunch of small republics following the Venetian model with an elected monarch. The Venetian Republic was founded in ARSH 697 and lasted exactly 1100 years until ARSH 1797. It’s absolutely astounding considering that Venice is a city built in the middle of a lagoon on top of a few million tree trunks pile-drived into the mud.

Another huge point in favor of elected monarchy is the fact that God Almighty Himself incarnated and established the government of His Holy Church on earth SPECIFICALLY AND IMMUTABLY as an ELECTED MONARCHY, and that has lasted coming up on 2000 years now, the present vacancy of the Holy See these 237 days and counting notwithstanding.

So, please, for your own sanity, let go of the “VOTE HAAAARDERRRR!” mindset and get serious about what we’re going to do after this War of Disassociation. It is, in fact, our MORAL DUTY AND OBLIGATION to have a plan BEFORE the hot war begins. The rules of Just War and common sense demand that the counter-revolting side (that is the side that is turning back TOWARDS God, which is us) have a plan for governance such that there is ZERO anarchical power vacuum, because if you think this shit is bad, you cannot fathom in your darkest nightmares what will happen if we get into a genuine full-blown WROL (Without Rule of Law) total anarchy situation. And again, we MUST come to grips with the fact that we can’t just “reboot” the American Constitution, because we will end up EXACTLY in the same mess again, except the second iteration will be faster and worse in every way.


Monarchy CAN work. As the Old Timer who taught me the cattle business explained as I sat in his living room over Labor Day weekend of ARSH 2004, which made my converting brain realize that the Papacy was not only legit, but indispensable:


And not just a meaningless figurehead. Some ONE has to be genuinely in charge, personally responsible, and personally accountable. None of this rule-by-committee (aka “synod”) bullshit.

I have to chuckle at all of these Trad Inc. and academic egghead people today running around decrying the Papacy as a disastrous system in se that has to be “demythologized” and evanesced into meaningless because “Fwanciss is definitely totally Pope!” Show me a man (or harpy) making this argument and I’ll show you someone who has never run a business and/or served in the military. And no, being a CIA spook doesn’t count as military service. Nor does being a closet agnostic who grifts Trad Catholics for $20,000 per month with Legionaries of Christ boilerplate bleeding-heart fundraising while posting unpaid essay submissions to a WordPress blog count as “running a business”.

On the secular side, I think people are cottoning to the fact that the system is set up precisely so that NO ONE IS ACCOUNTABLE. Even if Biden were the President, and didn’t have late-stage dementia, the system is set up such that the Executive Branch can point the finger at the other two branches, and round and round she goes. Biden’s dementia just underscores the point. You can’t deny it now. The man in this system of governance with the most putative personal power, responsibility and accountability shits his pants on the regular and struggles to walk and speak. This folks, is merely the two-by-four to the head of reality demanding that we shed our American indoctrination and acknowledge it.

Now, on his Feast Day, let’s ponder good King St. Louis IX of France, and pray that IF supernatural intervention is NOT what the Divine Providence has in mind, and we need to work this out, that we find a King, a Doge, a Grand Duke, an Archduke – I think Emperor has too much negative baggage (cough, Star Wars, cough), and shouldn’t be used – whatever. And several of them, because this business of the mega-states is just no damn good, as history clearly bears out. The only earthly monarch who should have massive jurisdiction, and in fact, he still does, if we ever get one again, is the Pope. The Pope is the monarch of monarchs. The Pope has plenary jurisdiction over the entire physical universe. But remember, the Pope is also The Servant of servants.

King St. Louis IX, pray for us, and for the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church in terrifyingly visible eclipse, and for the Petrine See, vacant these 237 days.

Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

“Fair son, the first thing I would teach thee is to set thine heart to love God; for unless he love God none can be saved. Keep thyself from doing aught that is displeasing to God, that is to say, from mortal sin. Contrariwise thou shouldst suffer every manner of torment rather than commit a mortal sin.

“If God send thee adversity, receive it in patience and give thanks to our Saviour and bethink thee that thou hast deserved it, and that He will make it turn to thine advantage. If He send thee prosperity, then thank Him humbly, so that thou becomest not worse from pride or any other cause, when thou oughtest to be better. For we should not fight against God with his own gifts.”

“I advise you that you accustom yourself to frequent confession, and that you choose always, as your confessors, men who are upright and sufficiently learned, and who can teach you what you should do and what you should avoid.”

“Love all good, and hate all evil, in whomsoever it may be.”

The instructions which St Louis gave to the heir of his crown and which, he had constantly observed himself, testify to his great devotion and holiness.
These were the last admonitions of the Holy King:

-Love God, the Almighty, above all else.
-Flee sin more quickly than you would a serpent.
-Become not fainthearted in adversity.
-Become not elevated in the days of prosperity.
-Show the wounds of your soul frequently, to your spiritual physician and refuse no remedies, however bitter, to heal them.
-Pray diligently.
-Be compassionate and generous to the poor.
-If your mind is harassed with doubt, consult a devout man.
Keep faithful and pious counsellors around you and dismiss those who are wicked.
-All that is good hold fast: all that is bad discard.
-Lend a willing ear to those who speak of God.
-Listen not to calumniators and slanderers.
-So long as you reign, leave not unpunished those who blaspheme God and the Saints.
-First be grateful to God, then to men.
-Love and protect justice and neither neglect nor despise, the complaints of the needy.
-In your own affairs, when they are not perfectly clear, speak and act against yourself.
-Refund immediately the possessions of others.
-Protect the clergy.
-Love and honour your parents.
-If you are obliged to war against Christians, spare the Churches and the Convents.
-Endeavour to terminate all contentions with kindness.
-Guard all your officials with a watchful eye.
-Ever show due reverence to the Pope.
-Overstep not the bounds of moderation in your expenses.
-When I have departed, let prayers and Masses be said for the repose of my soul.


The sainted king told me that several people among the Albigenses came to the Count of Montfort, who was then guarding the land of the Albigenses for the king, and asked him to come and look at the body of our Lord, which had become blood and flesh in the hands of the priest. And the Count of Montfort said, “Go and look at it yourselves, you who do not believe it. As for me, I believe it firmly, holding as holy Church teaches of the sacrament of the altar. And do you know what I shall gain,” said the count, “in that during this mortal life I have believed as holy Church teaches? I shall have a crown in the heavens, above the angels, for the angels cannot but believe, inasmuch as they see God face to face.”

He told me that there was once a great disputation between clergy and Jews at the monastery of Cluny. And there was at Cluny a poor knight to whom the abbot gave bread at that place for the love of God; and this knight asked the abbot to suffer him to speak the first words, and they suffered him, not without doubt. So he rose, and leant upon his crutch, and asked that they should bring to him the greatest clerk and most learned master among the Jews; and they did so. Then he asked the Jew a question, which was this: “Master,” said the knight, “I ask you if you believe that the Virgin Mary, who bore God in her body and in her arms, was a virgin mother, and is the mother of God?” And the Jew replied that of all this he believed nothing. Then the knight answered that the Jew had acted like a fool when—neither believing in her, nor loving her—he had yet entered into her monastery and house. “And verily,” said the knight, “you shall pay for it!” Whereupon he lifted his crutch and smote the Jew near the ear, and beat him to the earth. Then the Jews turned to flight, and bore away their master, sore wounded. And so ended the disputation.

The abbot came to the knight and told him he had committed a deed of very great folly. But the knight replied that the abbot had committed a deed of greater folly in gathering people together for such a disputation; for there were a great many good Christians there who, before the disputation came to an end, would have gone away misbelievers through not fully understanding the Jews.

“And I tell you,” said the king, “that no one, unless he be a very learned clerk, should dispute with them; but a layman, when he hears the Christian law mis-said, should not defend the Christian law, unless it be with his sword, and with that he should pierce the mis-sayer in the midriff, so far as the sword will enter.”