Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, which Pope Innocent XI made obligatory throughout the entire Western Church in ARSH 1684 as an act of Thanksgiving for the deliverance of Christian Europe from the musloid hordes at the Battle of Vienna the year before in ARSH 1683. King John III Sobieski placed his army under the protection of the Mother of God and she delivered the victory. In Vienna, a new pastry was invented to celebrate the great day. This new pastry was made in the shape of the vanquished musloid half-moon crescent. We now call this pastry by its French name: croissant. Heh. The Viennese, in a further delicious dig, also served their scrumtrulescent new pastry with the exotic new beverage: coffee – which came from the vanquished Turks. Double heh.
Croissant and coffee: truly the breakfast of champions.
Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.