Monday, December 5, 2016

Unam Sanctam Catholicam Blog Promoting Catholic NATIONALISM!

“A forerunner of the Antichrist, with his troops gathered from several nations, will fight against the true Christ, the only Saviour of the world. He will shed much blood and will want to annihilate the worship of God to make himself be looked upon as a God. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
I guess Traditionalist are looking to Nationalism to restore all thing in Christ. I always accused Trads of doing such before any concrete evidence was given - mainly because Trads involvement with Distributism I figured that the next step would be Nationalism. Not to mention the fact that there will be a forerunner to the Antichrist as foretold by Our Lady of La Salette (see above) & Our Lady of Fatima who said that a man would raise an army of men from many nations and will kill the Fatima Pope and faithful upon a steep Mountain.

Maybe the forerunner found in the La Salette message is why many Trads hate La Salette - they see themselves in this message, just like Melanie said.

The purpose of some of my blogs is to ferret out just who this forerunner to the Antichrist.

I do know that he will be a Catholic

I do know that he will be a Nationalist.

That is, a Nationalists as opposed to Universalist. 

A Catholic Universalist is one who desires the restoration of the Divinely Ordained Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor. There is next to none who desire this except me and maybe a few others.

No, instead the majority of Trads are obsessed with Democracy and are now looking to Nationalism to save the world.

Here is an example of a deluded soul who looks to Democracy and Nationalism to right the wrongs of this world:
Understood as a reaction to globalism, I think there is room for an authentic Catholic nationalism. If patriotism is a love of the fatherland, I think nationalism is the affection for the fatherland translated into a positive, political will to see it protected, strengthened, and extolled. Of course, I am talking about a nationalism that is in accord with right reason and the Catholic tradition (preserving it from a blind jingoism). If nationalism is understood in terms of a rejection of the principles of globalism and pluralism, it certainly can be a very Catholic impulse. 
It could be asked, "If one wants to reject globalism, why not adopt subsidiarism instead? Why opt for nationalism?" I honestly do not think nationalism and subsidiarism are opposed to one another. I think one can have an authentic Catholic nationalism that is subsidiarist. But did I not above argue that 19th century nationalism was antagonistic towards the subsidiarist systems of Christendom? 
Yes, I did, but I also argued that nationalism has many forms, and that it is often defined by what it is opposing, and that there is no necessary reason why nationalism must include, for example, a mono-lingual society or a bloated, centralized bureaucracy Nationalism has to do with how a nation fends for its own interests relative to other nations; subsidiarism has to do with how a nation organizes itself. As I see it, I don't get why a nation cannot have a fundamentally nationalist foreign policy but a subsidiarist domestic policy. This seems like common sense to me; the virtues, industry, and wealth generated by a robust regional economy could be put into a strong, nationalist foreign policy. 
In the contemporary situation where the world's elites are enamored with a globalist vision, I will absolutely take a nationalist foreign policy any day over a globalist one, either of the neo-con or liberal variety. And I don't think such a foreign policy need necessarily conflict with subsidiarity at home, or a Catholic political ethos. Source
According to the majority of Traditionalists:

Democracy is good
Globalism is bad
Nationalism is good

None of these lovers of the ballot box would even dream of a Globalism of the  Divinely Ordained Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor. No, these deluded souls would rather be ruled by a protestant than to be ruled by a Roman Catholic Emperor - and to prove me wrong they will follow the forerunner to the Antichrist - who will be a Catholic Nationalist.

Who is in the camp of the forerunner to the Antichrist?

1. Unam Sanctam Catholicam Blog






MARIA OF THE CROSS, 
Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT, 
Shepherdess of La Salette
"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Mélanie

St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer To Obtain Favors - Sixth Day 2016

GUIDO DA SIENA
Adoration of the Magi
1270s
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk.ii.
St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)


Imprimatur

+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

The Second Sunday in Advent The Gospel Math. 11 v.2. Monday Meditation: A Plaine Path-way To Heaven Thomas Hill 1634

BOTTICELLI, Sandro 
Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist 
c. 1488
Gospel St. Matthew, 11. 2-10. 
At that time, when John had heard in prison the works of Christ, sending two of his disciples, he said to Him: Art thou He that art to come, or look we for another? And Jesus making answer, said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them: and blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in Me. And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went you out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are clothed in soft garments are in the houses of kings. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written: Behold I send My angel before Thy face, who shall prepare Thy way before Thee.
Monday Meditation

Fornication,and wine; and drunkenness (sayth the prophet Osee) take away mens hearts, that is to to say: fornication doth take away mens judgement, and understanding, no other wise then drunkenness be bereaveth man of the use of reason,and maketh them like mad men.

So people of Israel fornicated with daughters of Moab, who consequently drew them to their sacrifices, and enticed them to eat, and drink in honor of their false gods: in so much, that they shamed not to dedicate themselves to Beelphogor that is unto Priapus,the most absurd Idol that could be imagined,& set up his statue one their altars to obtain of him fecundity of children.

To such a madness likewise did Herod's incestuous lust to his brothers wife, bring him: not only to set aside all shame of the world,and fear of God: but even to imprison the holy saint John Baptist, a man that desired the good of Herod's soul, a man so highly esteemed of all the people,and even of Herod himself, when, he was in his true sense; that they deemed him to Christ, the promised Messias.

So great a saint,so zealous a master of his soul as this, did his lustful sin draw him to put to death.

And that with a fond, and foolish occasion.

Upon a fained contentment at his daughters dancing: but indeed the cruel invention of his incestuous minion,who persuaded the daughter to demand the Baptists head as a boon for her dance.

And then the instance circumstance of the time,& company: to ask, & grant so heinous,and bloody an exequation upon his feast day,in a solemn banquet, before his Lords,and Captains; as to have that sacred head yet fresh-bleeding served in a dish to the table.

Bloody and barbarous cruelty.

Here hence may we see how far carnal lust, fornication,adultery lascivious desires will transport a man out of reason: how it will bereave a man (as the Prophet Osee said) of his judgement, of his understanding,of his hart: and make him senseless, witless yea barbarous,and void of all humanity.

Withal, by Herodias who induced Herod to this cruelty, we may see how shrewd a persuader a woman is to her husband either  in good,or in bad; that men be warned.not to let themselves be seduced by their wives: and wives admonished, to use their persuasions to help, and comfort their husbands in good,and lawful occasions; for which cause they were created, and ordained by God almighty: who said, after he had created Adam: It is not good for man to be alone;let us make Adam a help like unto himself; that is to say,a help to goodness,to live well, and orderly,and contentedly; for a help in evil, properly no help at all, but a mere hindrance.


De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II Chapter X: That Which Is Acquired By Single Combat Is Acquired With Right.

CARAVAGGIO 
Adoration of the Shepherds 
1609
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk
CHAPTER X
That which is acquired by single combat is acquired with Right.

1. Whatever is acquired by single combat is acquired with Right. For when human judgment fails, either because it is wrapped in the darkness of ignorance or because it has not the aid of a judge, then, lest judgment should remain forsaken, recourse must be had to Him who so loved her that, by the shedding of His own blood, He met her full demands in death. Hence the Psalm: “The righteous Lord loveth righteousness.”1 This end is accomplished when, with the free consent of the participants, in love and not in hatred of justice, the judgment of God is sought through a mutual trial of bodily and spiritual strength. Because it was first used in single combat of man to man, this trial of strength we call the duel.

2. But always in quarrels threatening to become matters of war, every effort should be made to settle the dispute through conference, and only as a last resort through battle. Tully and Vegetius both advance this opinion, the former in Moral Duties,2 and the latter in his book on The Art of War.3 And as in medical treatment everything is tried before final recourse is had to the knife or fire, so when we have exhausted all other ways of obtaining judgment in a dispute, we may finally turn to this remedy by single combat, compelled thereto by the necessity of justice.

3. There are obviously two fixed rules of single combat, one of which we have just now spoken, and another of which we made mention above, that not in hatred, nor in love, but in pure zeal for justice, the contestants or champions should enter the field by common consent. Touching this matter Tully well said: “Wars engaged in for the crown of Empire should be waged without bitterness.”4

4. Provided that in single combat these rules are observed without which single combat ceases to be, and that men necessitated by justice and in zeal for justice meet by common consent, are they not met in the name of God? And if they are met in the name of God, is not God in the midst of them, as He Himself promises in the Gospel?5 And if God is present, is it not a sin to imagine that Justice6 can fail—Justice, which we have shown He so greatly loved? And if Justice cannot fail in single combat, is not that which is acquired by single combat acquired by Right?

5. Even before the trumpet-call of the Gospel, the Gentiles recognized this truth, and sought judgment in the fortune of single combat. Pyrrhus, noble in the virtues as well as in the blood of the Aeacidae, answered nobly the legates of the Romans sent to him for redeeming their captives: “I demand no gold, nor shall you render me a price; we are not barterers in war, but fighters; with steel, not with gold, let each decide the issue of life. Whether Hera wills that you or I shall reign, or whatever fate may bring, let us determine by prowess. And at the same time know this: to those whose valor the fortunes of war has preserved, it is my will to grant liberty. Receive them as a gift.”7 So Pyrrhus spoke, referring by “Hera” to fortune, that agency which we more wisely and rightly name Divine Providence. Let combatants, then, forbear to settle disputes for a price, for that would not be a single combat, but a game of blood and injustice; nor would God then be present as arbiter, but rather that ancient enemy who had been persuader to the quarrel. And let those who desire to be champions, and not hucksters of blood and injustice, have ever before their eyes in entering the field that Pyrrhus who in fighting for Empire, as we have said, held gold in such contempt.

6. If to contradict the truth thus manifested, the usual objection be raised concerning the inequality of men’s strength, it may be refuted by the instance of David’s victory over Goliath.8 And if the Gentiles seek another instance, they may refute it by the victory of Hercules over Antaeus.9 It is the height of folly, indeed, to fear that the strength which God confers may be weaker than that of a human antagonist.

7. By this time it is demonstrated clearly enough that whatever is acquired by single combat is acquired with Right and Justice.

[1. ]Ps. 11. 7 (Vulg. 10. 8).

[2. ]De Off. 1. 11. 34.

[3. ] Vegetius, De Re Militari 3. 9. This book on the Art of War is a compilation from many sources, dedicated by its author, of whom nothing is known, to Emperor Valentinian II (375-392). Dante refers to it but this once. This fact, together with Moore’s discovery that the context does not bear out the application of the quotation in question, has led Moore to conclude that Dante knew of Vegetius only through a mediaeval handbook or Florilegium. See Moore, Studies, Vol. 1. p. 297.

[4. ]De Off. 1. 12. 38. Church calls attention to the fact that Cicero’s word is “Imperii gloria,” not “corona.”

[5. ]Matt. 18. 20.

[6. ]De Mon. 1. 11.

[7. ] These lines are from Ennius, quoted De Off. 1. 12. 38.

[8. ]1 Sam. 17. In Letter 7. 6 Dante addresses Henry as a second David come to overthrow a new Goliath.

[9. ] Hercules and Antaeus, used as an example in De Mon. 2. 8. 5. In Inf. 31. 132: “The hands whence Hercules once felt a mighty constraint.” The story of the combat is told in detail in Conv. 3. 3. 7.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dante Alighieri Greyhound (Veltro) Prophecy & The Costa Del Sol Greyhounds......



The Greyhound (Veltro) prophecy of Virgil, foretelling the restoration of the Holy Roman Emperor:

Behold the beast, for which I have turned back;
Do thou protect me from her, famous Sage,
For she doth make my veins and pulses tremble.
"Thee it behoves to take another road,"
Responded he, when he beheld me weeping,"
If from this savage place thou wouldst escape;
Because this beast, at which thou criest out,
Suffers not any one to pass her way,
But so doth harass him, that she destroys him;
And has a nature so malign and ruthless,
That never doth she glut her greedy will,
And after food is hungrier than before.
Many the animals with whom she weds,
And more they shall be still, until the Greyhound
Comes, who shall make her perish in her pain.
He shall not feed on either earth or pelf,
But upon wisdom, and on love and virtue;
'Twixt Feltro and Feltro shall his nation be;
Of that low Italy shall he be the saviour,
On whose account the maid Camilla died,
Euryalus, Turnus, Nisus, of their wounds;
Through every city shall he hunt her down,
Until he shall have driven her back to Hell,
There from whence envy first did let her loose.
Therefore I think and judge it for thy best
Thou follow me, and I will be thy guide,
And lead thee hence through the eternal place,
Dante Alighieri Inferno Canto I


God damm you, ageless She-Wolf, you whose greed,
whose never-sated appetite, has claimed
more victims than all other beasts of prey!
You heavens, whose revolutions, some men think,
determine human fate - when will he come,
he before whom that beast shall have to flee?
Purgatorio Canto xx



St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer To Obtain Favors - Fifth Day 2016

GIOVANNI DI FRANCESCO DEL CERVELLIERA
Nativity and Adoration of the Magi (detail)
1457-59
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk.ii.
St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)


Imprimatur
+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

The Second Sunday in Advent The Gospel Math. 11 v.2. Sunday Meditation: A Plaine Path-way To Heaven Thomas Hill 1634

MINIATURIST, English 
English Apocalypse 
c. 1250
Gospel St. Matthew, 11. 2-10. 
At that time, when John had heard in prison the works of Christ, sending two of his disciples, he said to Him: Art thou He that art to come, or look we for another? And Jesus making answer, said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them: and blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in Me. And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went you out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are clothed in soft garments are in the houses of kings. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written: Behold I send My angel before Thy face, who shall prepare Thy way before Thee.

Sunday Meditation

Saint John the Evangelist in a vision, heard an Angel with a loud voice utter these words: If any man adore the beast, and his image; and shall carry hi character in his forehead,or in his hand: this man shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mingled with pure wine in the cup of his wrath &c.

The forehead is the seat of shamefastness.

Those that here are said to carry the character, or mark of the beast,that is, of the devil, in their forehead; are such, as not ashamed of their public sins: but rather glory and boast thereof,as the filthy Sodomites did.

Now the sin which most usually (next unto drunkenness) men are not to commit publicly, and be not ashamed of it,when they have committed it; is lascivious, and lecherous talk: in such sort, as if they thought it a credit for them to excel therein: and as if they did it of purpose to strive, who could enkindle one another soonest with that dangerous fire; or defile one another most, with that carnal filth, which  we ought to avoid most carefully, lest (as the wise man sayth of pitch) the more we touch it,the more  we be fouled with it.

Of this St. Paul warneth us,saying: Fornication, and all manner of uncleanness,let it not be so much as named amongst you, as it becommeth saints.

God himself taught us, whom we have occasion to speak thereof,how modestly,and sparingly to speak: when even of the honest act of matrimony his wonted manner of expressment is with such reverent,and decent terms.

Now if it be so detestable a sin to boast of uncleanness in talk, and common  conversation: much abominable is it to live publicly in wicked carnality and dishonestly without shame of men, orcare of scandal.

This was the case of Herod, who cast St. John the Baptist in prison,from whence the saint sent his message to our Savior, of which the gospel treateth.

Herod, though professing the true religion of the people of God, yet was not ashamed to keep his own brothers wife, in public incestuous manners,his brother yet living: for which his shameless dishonestly, holy St. John, out of his zeal to Gods honor reprehended this prince, and lost his life for his zeal,and gained the crown of martyrdom.

Herod, that in his wicked life,carried the character of the beast in his forehead, professing himself publicly one of the Devils servants: had his sentence accordingly, to drink of the wrath of God, mingled with the wine of his carnal pleasure.

Let us, then devoutly pray that our Lord preserve us from the like: and not stick stoutly, with St. John, to reprehend it in other; especially such as are preachers, & pastors of souls, though it cost them their lives: for Gods honor, and our neighbors salvation requireth this zeal at our hands.



De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II Chapter IX: The Romans Were Victorious Over All Contestants For Empire.

BRONZINO, Agnolo 
Adoration of the Shepherds 
1539-40
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk
CHAPTER IX

The Romans were victorious over all contestants for Empire.

1. That people, then, which was victorious over all the contestants for Empire gained its victory by the decree of God. For as it is of deeper concern to God to adjust a universal contention than a particular one, and as even in particular contentions the decree of God is sought by the contestants, according to the familiar proverb, “To him whom God grants aught, let Peter give his blessing,”1 therefore undoubtedly among the contestants for the Empire of the world, victory ensued from a decree of God. That among the rivals for world-Empire the Roman people came off victor will be clear if we consider the contestants and the prize or goal toward which they strove. This prize or goal was sovereign power over all mortals, or what we mean by Empire.2 This was attained by none save by the Roman people, not only the first but the sole contestant to reach the goal contended for, as will be at once explained.

2. The first man to pant after the prize was Ninus, king of the Assyrians, who, as Orosius records,3 together with his consort Semiramis, through more than ninety years gave battle for world-supremacy, and subdued all Asia to himself; nevertheless, the western portion of the earth never became subject to him or his queen. Both of these Ovid commemorates in his fourth book in the story of Pyramus: “Semiramis4 girded the city with walls of burnt brick;” and below: “They are to meet at the tomb of Ninus, and hide beneath its shadow.”5

3. Vesoges, king of Egypt, was the second to strain after this prize, but though he harassed the South and North of Asia, as Orosius narrates, he never achieved the first part of the world.6 Nay, between umpires7 and goal, as it were, he was turned back from his rash undertaking by the Scythians.8

4. Next Cyrus, king of the Persians, undertook the same thing, but after destroying Babylon and transferring Babylonian sovereignty to the Persians, before he had tested his strength in western regions, he laid down his life and ambition at once before Tomyris, queen of the Scythians.

5. Then after these Xerxes,9 son of Darius and king among the Persians, invaded the world with so vast and mighty a multitude of nations that he spanned with a bridge between Sestos and Abydos that passage of the sea separating Asia from Europe. This astonishing work Lucan extols thus in the second book of the Pharsalia: “Such roads, fame signs, did haughty Xerxes build across the seas.” But at last miserably repulsed from his enterprise, he failed to reach his goal.10

6. Beside these and in later times, Alexander,11 the Macedonian king, came nearest of all to the palm of Monarchy, through ambassadors forewarning the Romans to surrender. But, as Livy recounts, before their answer came, he fell as in the midst of a course in Egypt.12 Of his tomb there Lucan renders testimony in the eighth book, in an invective against Ptolemy, king of Egypt: “Thou last offspring of the Lagaean line, swiftly to perish in thy degeneracy and yield the sceptre to thy incestuous sister, while for thee the Macedonian is guarded in the sacred cave.”13

7. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God,”14 who will not pause in amazement before thee? For thou, when Alexander strove to entangle the feet of his Roman rival in the course, didst snatch him from the contest, lest his rashness wax more great.

8. But that Rome gained the palm of so magnificent a prize is confirmed by many witnessings. Our Poet says in his first book: “Verily, with the passing of the years shall one day come from hence the Romans, rulers sprung of the blood of Teucer called again to life, who shall hold the sea and land in undivided sovereignty.”15 And Lucan in his first book: “The kingdom is apportioned by the sword, and the fortune of the mighty nation that is master over sea, over land, and over all the globe, suffers not two in command.”16 And Boethius in his second book speaks thus of the Prince of the Romans: “Nay, he was ruler of the peoples whom the sun looks on from the time he rises in the east until he hides his rays beneath the waves, and those whom the chilling northern wain o’errules, and those whom the southern gale burns with its dry blasts, as it beats the burning sands.”17 And Luke, the scribe of Christ, who speaketh all things true, offers the same testimony in the part of his writtings which says, “There went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.”18 From these words we can clearly see that the jurisdiction of the Romans embraced the whole world.

9. It is proved by all these facts that the Romans were victorious among the contestants for world-Empire; therefore they were victorious by divine decree; and consequently they gained the Empire by divine decree, that is, they gained it with Right.

[1. ] “The saying expresses the Ghibelline view of the relation of the Empire to the Pope; it may have originated with the coronation of Charles the Great.” Church.

[2. ]De Mon. 1. 2. 1.

[3. ] Oros. Hist. 1. 4. 1, 4.

[4. ]Inf. 5. 58: “She is Semiramis, of whom we read that she succeeded to Ninus and was his wife. She held the land which the Sultan rules.”

[5. ]Met. 4. 58, 88.

[6. ] Oros. Hist. 1. 14. 1-3.

[7. ] “Athlothetas” were the judges or umpires in the Greek games, whose seats were opposite to the goal at the side of the stadium. See Smith’s Dict. of Antiquities. Aristotle in the Ethics, 1. 4. 5, says: “Plato also proposes doubt . . . whether the right way is from principles or to principles; just as in the course from the starting-post to the goal, or the contrary.”

[8. ]De Mon. 1. 14. 2; 2. 9. 4; 3. 3. 1.

[9. ]Purg. 28. 71: “Hellespont, there where Xerxes passed, a bridle still to all pride of men.”

[10. ]Phar. 2. 672.

[11. ] Dante puts Alexander among the tyrants and murderers in the river Phlegethon, Inf. 12. 107. In Inf. 14. 31 the flakes of fire fall “As Alexander, in those hot parts of India, saw falling upon his host flames unbroken even to the ground.” In Conv. 4. 11. 7 Dante seems to esteem him highly, at least in one regard: “And who has not Alexander still at heart, because of his royal beneficence?”

[12. ] This reference to Livy is an error on Dante’s part, for the Roman historian nowhere recounts this story of the ambassadors or of the conqueror’s death. Livy says (9. 18. 3) of Alexander and the Romans: “Quem ne fama quidem illis notum arbitror fuisse.” Toynbee solved the problem of the origin of the ambassador story by tracing it to the Chronicle of Bishop Otto of Freising. See Toynbee, Studies, pp. 290 ff. Of Dante’s belief concerning the place of Alexander’s death Moore says: “This error probably arose from the confusion of Babylon in Assyria with Babylon (i. e. old Cairo) in Egypt. As Dante probably knew (1) that Alexander died at Babylon, and (2) that he was buried (according to Lucan) in Egypt, he might naturally have inferred that his death occurred at the Egyptian Babylon.”

[13. ]Phar. 8. 692.

[14. ]Rom. 11. 33. This verse is again quoted Conv. 4. 21. 3.

[15. ]Aen. 1. 234.

[16. ]Phar. 1. 109, 111.

[17. ]De Consol. Phil. 2, Metr. 6. 8-13 (Temple Classics trans.).

[18. ]Luke 2. 1. This reference is used in the letter to King Henry, Letter 7. 3; Conv. 4. 5; De Mon. 2. 12. 5.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

USA Under Attack By MUSLIM TERRORISTS! OAKLAND! CAMBRIDGE! PHILADELPHIA!


Another explosion:

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An explosion at a PECO station has left a Center City street white with foam and has left thousands without power. A Hazmat crew is on the scene. Authorities say several 911 calls were received around 1 p.m. for reports of explosion sounds coming from the PECO Waverly Sub Station on the 400 block of South Juniper Street near Lombard. When crews arrived to the scene, they determined the transformer blew and the fire suppression system released a foam substance that began to blanket the street. According to PECO, 2,700 customers are currently without power. There have also been reports of people stuck in elevators in the area as a result of the outages. Residents have been told to shelter in place. Crews are now working to repair the substation. CBS Read More>>>>>

MUSLIMS Set Off Car Bomb! CAMBRIDGE EXPLOSION Causes MASSIVE FIRE! SEVERAL BUILDINGS ENGULFED IN FLAMES! 9 ALARM FIRE


Muslims were set off car bombs in Europe:
Isis could unleash car bombs and chemical weapons on Europe as new terror tactics employed, Europol warns

Isis is likely to carry out new terror attacks across Europe in the “near future” as jihadis consider car bombings, chemical weapons and other methods to maximise casualties, security services have warned.A new report by Europol, the EU-wide law enforcement agency, found that the terrorist group was changing its modus operandi as militants are driven out of key strongholds in Syria and Iraq. Britain is among the top targets for atrocities, with at least 12 attempted attacks foiled in the past three years, and the threat level could now be increasing with the return of defeated foreign fighters with weapons training and links to Isis commanders. Gilles de Kerchove, the EU’s counter-terror coordinator, said the danger will last for years as battles against Isis continue in the Middle East and North Africa. Independent
Instead Muslims set one off in the USA:

A building has collapsed after a massive fire broke out in Cambridge Saturday.  
Officials said four structures are believes to have caught fire and one of those buildings has collapsed. The building that collapsed was under construction, and officials believe the fire started in that building. Fire officials struck 10 alarms requesting additional assistance from multiple cities in battling the fire. wcvb

Explosion Heard:

NORCIA To Be SWALLOWED UP By Destructive Earthquake! Signed Mélanie

The great chastisement will come. because men will not be converted; yet it is only their conversion that can hinder these scourges. God will begin to strike men by inflicting lighter punishments in order to open their eyes; then he will stop, or may repeat his former warnings to give place for repentance. But sinners will not avail themselves of these opportunities; he will, in consequence, send more severe castigation, anxious to move sinners to penance, but all in vain. Finally, the obduracy of sinners shall draw upon their heads the greatest and most terrible calamities Mélanie 
OK. It seems as if some don't get the message - just like Mélanie said.
“We are a stubborn bunch, in this part of the world” Hilary White  
 Stubborn and sinful, and about to feel God's wrath. Some just don't get it.

All of the supporters of the Monks said that is was a sign of favor from God that none of Monk were killed in the Earthquakes. Just 350+ villagers died!

Oh, so 350 villagers die, but no Monks - If that line of thought doesn't give off alarms in some  - I don't know what will.

Shouldn't Monks pray for those villagers that live near by? Shouldn't the prayers of the Monks bring protection and blessings upon the villagers - not put them to death.

Something is not right about the Monks of Norcia and their groupies.

But there's more.

I read on Ann Barnhardt's blog on how the Monks of Norcia  knelt down in the town square with some lay folk to pray the Rosary during another earthquake. One of the Monks was incensed that the villagers didn't participate in the Rosary, but were preoccupied with fear that surrounding buildings would collapse upon them. 

Barndart made it sound as if the Monks were righteous for admonishing the villagers for not praying on their knees in the town square during another earthquake. 

But look at this photo of one of the Monastery Groupies:

Texting & Taking Selfies While Praying The Rosary During Earthquake

What do you notice?

Texting or focused on their phones - and another take a pic of the event!

So the villagers are wrong for not praying the Rosary and the Monastery Groupies are righteous for texting and viewing their i phones during the Rosary,

LOL!

Why did the Monk and his groupies kneel down in the Town Square?

Well to appease the wrath and ask the Blessed Mother for help.

But what kind of help do you expect if you text during the Rosary?

The above photo is evidence enough of a cloven hoof found in Norcia.

Yea..berate the villagers for not praying the Rosary while you text during the Rosary.

So my take?

Norcia is about to be SWALLOWED UP by a destructive Earthquake.
Several cities will be shaken down and swallowed up by earthquakes. People will believe that all is lost. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
May the Lord of Earthquakes pay a visit to NORCIA soon, because sure as hell, sinners will not avail themselves of these opportunities to open their eyes and repent - not the Monks - not the Monastery Groupies and not the villagers.


MUSLIMS Set Fire To Oakland GHOST SHIP COLLECTIVE: Over 40 Dead


Muslims get busy during Advent - this time Muslims target a Rave Party - set it alight and all perish:
At least nine people are killed and another dozen missing after devastating fire breaks out on the second floor during a 100-person late-night rave inside an Oakland warehouse with no sprinklers
At least nine people died in a massive fire that destroyed a northern California warehouse during an electronic music party early Saturday morning and officials said the building had no sprinkler system. Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said that at least another 25 people are still unaccounted for after the deadly blaze started around 11:30pm in the 1300 block of 31st Avenue during an event advertised as 'Rave Cave' featuring musician Golden Donna's 100% Silk West Coast tour. 'We still have to do a more thorough search of the building and we don't know the potential number of other victims,' Deloche-Reed said. She added that there was no sprinkler system and that firefighters saw no evidence that smoke detectors were activated during the blaze. Arson investigators are being called to the scene to investigate. 'Right now there's 25 names of people that have not been accounted for,' Deloach-Reed said. Daily Mail Read More>>>>>>>>


Questions arose Saturday about the safety of artists enclave where at least nine people died in a fire late Friday. The building was known to residents and neighbors as “the Oakland Ghost Ship,” a large, gray-walled warehouse with a skull and other artwork painted outside. The complex was filled with personalized, hand-built spaces tailored for musicians and artisans. Pictures of the building portray a fantastical interior of tapestries, instruments, and ornately carved ceiling and room structures. Al Garcia, owner of a business across the street from the warehouse at 31st Avenue and International Boulevard, said he had worried the live-work space was a fire hazard because of the junk and debris around. The people who lived there, he said, had been trying to clean it up, painted the façade and adding the words “Ghost Ship” across the front. SFGate  Read More>>>>>>>



St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer To Obtain Favors - Fourth Day 2016

FRANCESCO DI GIORGIO MARTINI
Nativity
c. 1470
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk.ii.
St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)


Imprimatur
+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897



De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II: Chapter VIII: The Decree of God Showed That Empire Belonged To The Roman People.


BOUTS, Dieric the Elder 
Nativity 
c. 1445
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk
CHAPTER VIII
The decree of God showed that Empire belonged to the Roman people.

1. For hunting down adequately the truth of our inquiry, it is essential to know that Divine judgment in human affairs is sometimes manifest to men, and sometimes hidden. And it may be manifested in two ways, namely, by reason and by faith.1 To certain of the judgments of God human reason can climb on its own feet, as to this one, that a man should endanger himself for his country’s safety. For if a part should endanger itself for the safety of the whole, man, being a part of the state according to the Philosopher in his Politics, ought to endanger himself for the sake of his fatherland, as a less good for a better.2 Hence the Philosopher to Nicomachus: “To act in behalf of one alone is admirable; but it is better and more nearly divine to act in behalf of nation and state.”3 And this is the judgment of God; in any other case human reason in its rectitude would not follow the intention of nature, which is impossible.

2. But to certain of the judgments of God, to which human reason cannot climb on its own feet, it may be lifted by the aid of faith in those things which are related to us in the Holy Scriptures. Such is this one, that no man without faith can be saved, though he had never heard of Christ, and yet was perfect in moral and intellectual virtues, both in thought and act.4 While human reason by itself cannot recognize this as just, aided by faith it can do so. It is written to the Hebrews: “Without faith it is impossible to please God.”5 And in Leviticus: “What man soever there be of the house of Israel that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat in the camp, or out of the camp, and bringeth it not to the door of the tabernacle, an offering unto the Lord, blood shall be imputed to that man.”6 The door of the tabernacle is a figure for Christ, who is the entrance-way to the eternal mansions,7 as can be learned from the Gospel; the slaying of animals is a figure for human deeds.8

3. Now that judgment of God is hidden to which human reason cannot attain either by laws of nature or scripture, but to which it may sometimes attain by special grace. This grace is gained in various ways, at times by simple revelation, at times by revelation through the medium of judicial award. Simple revelation comes to pass in two ways, either as the spontaneous act of God, or as an answer to prayer. The spontaneous act of God may be expressed directly or by a sign. It was expressed directly, for instance, in the judgment against Saul revealed to Samuel;9 it was expressed by signs in the revelation to Pharaoh of God’s will concerning the liberation of the children of Israel.10 It came as an answer to prayer, as he knew who said in Second Chronicles: “When we know not what we ought to do, this alone we have left, to raise our eyes to thee.”11

4. Revelation through the medium of judicial award may be first by lot, and secondly by contest (certamen). Indeed, “to contend” (certare) is derived from “to make certain” (certum facere). That the judgment of God is revealed sometimes by lot is obvious from the substitution of Matthias in the Acts of the Apostles.12

5. And the judgment of God is made known by contests of two sorts—either the trial of strength between champions in duels,13 or the struggle of many to come first to a mark, as in contests run by athletes for a prize. The first of these modes was represented among the Gentiles in the strife of Hercules and Antaeus, which Lucan recalls in the fourth book of the Pharsalia,14 and Ovid in the ninth of the Metamorphoses.15 The second was represented among them by Atalanta and Hippomenes, in the tenth book of the Metamorphoses.16

6. Likewise, the fact must not be disregarded that in the former of these two sorts of contests the combatants—for instance, champions in a duel—may impede each other without injustice, but in the latter they may not. Indeed, athletes must put no impediment in one another’s way, although our poet seems to think otherwise in his fifth book, when he causes Euryalus to be rewarded.17 Tully, following the opinion of Chrysippus, does better to forbid this in the third book of Moral Duties, where he says: “Chrysippus, wise in this as in most matters, declares that ‘Whoever runs a race should endeavor with most strenuous effort to come off victor, but in no way should he trip up the one with whom he contends.’ ”18

7. From the distinction drawn in this chapter we may grant two effective modes by which the hidden decree of God is revealed: one, a contest of athletes; the other, a contest of champions. Both of these modes I will discuss in the chapter immediately following.

[1. ] Dante in various places dwells on the two means of knowledge given to man. Conv. 4. 9 concerns itself with the functions of reason. In Par. 24 St. Peter questions Dante as to the nature of faith, of its matter, and he calls it “This precious jewel whereon every virtue is founded.” In one aspect the Divine Comedy may be interpreted as the picture of a man climbing by the help of reason and faith to a sight and knowledge of God. Reason and faith; Virgil and Beatrice; philosophy and theology. Cf. De Mon. 3. 16. 5.

[2. ]Pol. 1. 2. 14.

[3. ]Eth. 1. 2. 8: “To discover the good of an individual is satisfactory, but to discover that of a state or a nation is more noble and divine.”

[4. ]Par. 4. 67: “That our justice should appear unjust in the eyes of mortals is argument of faith, and pertains not to heretic pravity.”

Par. 19. 70: “A man is born on the banks of the Indus, and none is there to talk of Christ, nor to read, nor to write; and all his volitions and acts are good, so far as human reason sees, without sin in life or in converse. He dies unbaptized and without fault; where is this justice which condemns him?”

[5. ]Heb. 11. 6.

[6. ]Lev. 17. 3, 4.

[7. ]John 10. 7, 9: “I am the door of the sheep.”

[8. ] Witte quotes from Isidore: “With a moral significance, we sacrifice a calf, when we overcome pride of the flesh; a lamb, when we correct irrational impulses; a kid, when we conquer lust; a dove, when we preserve purity of morals; unleavened bread, ‘when we keep the feast, not in the leaven of malice, but in the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.’ ”

[9. ]1 Sam. 15. 10, 11.

[10. ]Exod. 7. 9.

[11. ]2 Chron. 20. 12 (Vulg.).

[12. ]Acts 1. 23-26.

[13. ] The word “duellum” is translated by Wicksteed as “ordeal,” and by Church as “duel.” To prevent misunderstanding, I have thought best to translate the word by “single combat,” or “combat man to man,” in almost every case.

[14. ] Lucan, Phar. 4. 609 ff.

[15. ] Ovid, Met. 9. 183. The Metamorphoses are generally called by Dante as here, de Rerum Transmutatione. For Ovidian references in Dante see Moore, Studies, Vol. 1. pp. 206-228.

[16. ]Met. 10. 560.

[17. ]Aen. 5. 335 ff.

[18. ]De Off. 3. 10. 42.




MUSLIM Student Stabs To Death USC Professor Bosco Tjan!

USC Professor Bosco Tjan
 
Another Muslim student who can't cope with Western Education goes berserk and stabs his professor to death. The authorities refuse to release the name, telling everyone that the Student is a Muslim 
University of Southern California psychology professor stabbed to death by male student who plunged knife into his chest in lab
A professor was stabbed to death on the University of Southern California campus on Friday by a male student who has been taken into custody, police said. USC President CL Max Nikias identified the victim as psychology professor and neuroscientist Bosco Tjan in a letter to the USC community. The stabbing happened just after 4.30pm inside the school's Seely G. Mudd building, the site of a lab that Tjan ran and in the heart of campus, police said. Investigators believe the attack was not random and 'was the result of a personal dispute,' according to the USC Department of Public Safety. Tjan, an expert in vision cognition and perception, stabbed in the chest and was found dead with several stab wounds, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Daily Mail Read More>>>>>>



Friday, December 2, 2016

LOL! Catholic Favorite DONALD TRUMP Invites Destroyer of The Catholic Church DUTERTE To The White House!

I will destroy the Church and the present status of so many priests and what they are doing. You priests, bishops, you condemn me and suggest I withdraw, but then I will start to open my mouth. There are so many secrets that we kept as children. Do not force (me to speak) because this religion is not so sacred. Duterte
LOL!

To all you Catholic blogging warriors who voted for TRUMP and insisted others do the same - please pay attention:

Duterte is an apostate Catholic who hates the Catholic Faith. Duterte promises to wage war against the Church in the Philippines, he does this repeatedly in private (all recorded by...lol....) and he has made threats against the Church & Pope in public as well. He called the Pope a Son of a Bitch.

Duterte has been invited by Trump to the White House:
Philippines' Duterte gets Trump White House invite during 'animated' call

MANILA/WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House next year during a "very engaging, animated" phone conversation, a Duterte aide said on Friday, amid rocky relations between their two countries. A statement issued by Trump's transition team, however, made no mention of an invitation. Trump's brief chat with the firebrand Philippine president follows a period of uncertainty about one of Washington's most important Asian alliances, stoked by Duterte's hostility toward President Barack Obama and repeated threats to sever decades-old defense ties. The call lasted just over seven minutes, Duterte's special adviser, Christopher Go, said in a text message to media, which gave few details. Duterte congratulated the U.S. president-elect, the Trump team's statement said, and the two men "noted the long history of friendship and cooperation between the two nations, and agreed that the two governments would continue to work together closely on matters of shared interest and concern.". Reuters Read More>>>>>>
When the body count of murdered priests, bishops and laity mount - what will these Traditionalist lovers of Trump & modern democracy do?

Ignore the death toll?


Philippine Catholics Under Attack! Bishops To Suspend Masses In Fear of Muslim Terror Attacks

I will destroy the Church and the present status of so many priests and what they are doing. You priests, bishops, you condemn me and suggest I withdraw, but then I will start to open my mouth. There are so many secrets that we kept as children. Do not force (me to speak) because this religion is not so sacred. Duterte
Didn't take long.......
Philippine capital may suspend Mass for fear of terror attacks 
Philippines (CNA/EWTN News) - "The church, for practical purposes, will be more than willing to suspend any liturgical activity if there are threats to the safety of churchgoers," said Father Jerome Secillano of the bishop conference's public affairs committee, according to reports from UCANews. On Sunday, a bomb detonated at the gate of a Catholic Church in the southern city of Esperanza, injuring two, as churchgoers were leaving Mass for the first Sunday of Advent. Read More>>>>>>


BREAKING and EXPLOSIVE!!!! I Have EXPLOSIVE Diarrhea!!!!


Yesterdays Locutionists, False Visionaries & Seers Are Today's BREAKING NEWS Traditionalists! LOL!


Found it disturbing and frustrating that Traditionalist bloggers are always trying to be the first to BREAK the news on what the Pope or Churchmen have supposedly done or said. The worse the BREAKING NEWS - the better - more hits  etc.....

Yesterdays locutionists, false visionaries & seers are today's BREAKING NEWS specialists!


Steve Skojec uses this strategy - he posted some of his prophesies but then pulled the post because he sounded ridiculous and has decided on a different strategy to bring in more followers - to be a BREAKER of NEWS - to be the first one. Because if you're the first on the blog to report on the doings of the Pope then every other blogger has to quote you!


So instead of making up ridiculous prophecies why not just be a BREAKER of NEWS? 

Specially if you don't have a job and you wife works - you can stay home all day waiting for news to break & then tweet away!

Here is the latest BREAKING NEWS on the Pope from One Peter Five:
Father Pio Vito Pinto Redoubles His Rebuke of the Four Cardinals
Old Breaking News:
BREAKING: Archbishop Cupich Attempting to Facilitate Sacrilegious Communion
BREAKING: Fr. Lombardi and Pope Francis Speak Out on Scalfarigate! 
Better than FAKE prophecies!

Another BREAKING NEWS Specialists is Vox Cantoris:
BREAKING and EXPLOSIVE: Bergoglio ignores plea of Cardinals - they have now literally put him on public trial!
You get the picture - its no longer I have visions listen to me, no, its BREAKING NEWS follow me!

LOL!

I promise never to use BREAKING or BREAKING NEWS ever again!



De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II: Chapter VII: The Roman People Were Ordained For Empire By Nature

BOURDICHON, Jean 
Grandes Heurs d'Anne de Bretagne 
1503-08
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk
CHAPTER VII
The Roman people were ordained for Empire by nature.

1. What nature has ordained comes to pass by Right, for nature in her providence is not inferior to man in his; if she were, the effect would exceed the cause in goodness,1 which cannot be. Now we know that in instituting corporate assemblies, not only is the relation of members among themselves taken into account, but also their capacities for exercising office. This is a consideration of the limit of Right in a public body or order, seeing that Right does not extend beyond the possible. Nature, then, in her ordinances does not fail of this provision, but clearly ordains things with reference to their capacities, and this reference is the foundation of Right on which things are based by nature.2 From this it follows that natural order in things cannot come to pass without Right, since the foundation of Right is inseparably bound to the foundation of order.3 The preservation of this order is therefore necessarily Right.

2. The Roman people were by nature ordained for Empire, as may be proved in this wise.4 Just as he would fail of perfection in his art who, intent upon the form alone, had no care for the means by which to attain to form; so would nature if, intent upon the single universal form of the Divine similitude,5 she were to neglect the means thereto. But nature, being the work of the Divine Intelligence, lacks no element of perfection; therefore she has in view all media to the ultimate realization of her intent.6

3. As the human race, then, has an end, and this end is a means necessary to the universal end of nature, it follows that nature must have the means in view. Wherefore the Philosopher well demonstrates in the second book of Natural Learning that the action of nature is governed by its end.7 And as nature cannot attain through one man an end necessitating a multiplicity of actions and a multitude of men in action, nature must produce many men ordained for diverse activities.8 To this, beside the higher influence,9 the virtues and properties of the lower sphere contribute much. Hence we find individual men and whole nations born apt for government, and others for subjection and service, according to the statement of the Philosopher in his writings concerning Politics; as he says, it is not only expedient that the latter should be governed, but it is just, although they be coerced thereto.10

4. If these things are true, there is no doubt but that nature set apart in the world a place and a people for universal sovereignty;11 otherwise she would be deficient in herself, which is impossible.12 What was this place, and who this people, moreover, is sufficiently obvious in what has been said above, and in what shall be added further on. They were Rome and her citizens or people. On this subject our Poet has touched very subtly in his sixth book, where he brings forward Anchises prophesying in these words to Aeneas, father of the Romans: “Verily, that others shall beat out the breathing bronze more finely, I grant you; they shall carve the living feature in the marble, plead causes with more eloquence, and trace the movements of the heavens with a rod, and name the rising stars: thine, O Roman, be the care to rule the peoples with authority; be thy arts these, to teach men the way of peace, to show mercy to the subject, and to overcome the proud.”13 And the disposition of place he touches upon lightly in the fourth book, when he introduces Jupiter speaking of Aeneas to Mercury in this fashion: “Not such a one did his most beautiful mother promise to us, nor for this twice rescue him from Grecian arms; rather was he to be the man to govern Italy teeming with empire and tumultuous with war.”14 Proof enough has been given that the Romans were by nature ordained for sovereignty. Therefore the Roman people, in subjecting to itself the world, attained the Empire by Right.

[1. ]Conv. 2. 5. 4: “No effect is greater than its cause; because the cause cannot give what it does not possess. Whence, seeing that the Divine Intelligence is the cause of all things, and above all of human intelligence, the human cannot exceed the Divine.”

[2. ]Conv. 3. 15. 4: “The natural desire of everything is regulated according to the capacity of the thing desiring; otherwise it would oppose itself, which is impossible, and nature would have made it in vain, which is also impossible.” Cf. De Mon. 1. 3, notes 2 and 3.

[3. ]Par. 1. 103: “All things whatsoever have an order among themselves; and that is form, which makes the universe in the likeness of God.” Cf. De Mon. 1. 6, and notes.

[4. ] See Conv. 4. 4. 4, and 4. 5, all the chapter.

[5. ] See De Mon. 1. 8.

[6. ]De Mon. 1. 3, notes 2 and 3; 2. 7, note 2. Also Par. 8. 97 ff., and Conv. 4. 24. 7: “Bountiful nature . . . never fails to provide all necessary things.”

[7. ]Phys. 2. 2.

[8. ]Par. 8. 122: “It behooves that divers must be the roots of the effects in you; wherefore one is born Xerxes, another Melchisedec, and another he who flying through the air lost his son. . . . A nature begotten would always make its course like its begetter, if the divine foresight were not stronger.”

[9. ]Conv. 4. 21. 2: “The soul . . . as soon as produced, receives from the motive power of heaven its possible intellect, which creates potentially in itself all universal forms as they exist in its producer.”

Purg. 30. 109: “By coöperation of the mighty wheels which direct every seed to some end according as the stars accompany.”

[10. ]Pol. 1. 5. 11.

[11. ]Inf. 2. 20: “He [Aeneas] was in the empyrean heaven chosen for father of Rome our parent and of her empire, both which, if one say the truth, were established for the holy place where sits the successor of the sovereign Peter.”

Conv. 4. 5. 2; 4. 5. 5: “A special origin and special growth, thought out and ordained by God, was that of the holy city. And certainly I am of the firm opinion that the stones which form her walls are worthy of reverence; and the ground on which she stands is worthy beyond all that has been preached and proved by men.”

[12. ] Note 6 above.

[13. ]Aen. 6. 847 ff.

[14. ]Aen. 4. 227 ff.