Obligatory Templars Knew How to Pray Post

Another attempt at milking modern Templar research for all its worth.  I hate to be so templar-cynical.  I guess I am jaded.

I will not resurrect the Chinon journalistic fiasco.  I promise.

I will admit that I am very interested to see the prayer itself, especially if it is addressed to the Blessed Virgin.  So far I have not been able to find a translation.

I really am willing to believe the best about the historical order.  I am just weary of the sensationalism.  Here is the skinny on the prayer:

The prayer is addressed to “Holy Mary, mother of God”, the “consolation of those who hope”, and “humbly implores” her to obtain freedom for the order “through the intercession of the angels, archangels, prophets, evangelists, apostles, martyrs, confessors and virgins”.

A sword salute and click of the heals to David E.


5 thoughts on “Obligatory Templars Knew How to Pray Post

  1. Author Stephen Howarth, in his book “The Knights Templar” has this to say on the very last page:

    It is sad that this group of dedicated men, who strove to unite the contrary virtues of Monk and Warrior, and who gave their lives willingly for their faith, should be mostly remembered as a source of fantasy and fairy-tale. It would be far better, far more appropriate, to remember the honest image of the Knights, ssergents and humble serving-brothers, clad in their mantles of white or brown, living, farming, traiding, fighting and dying with the red Cross of martydom on their chests and the battle-standard above their heads. In aragon, in January 1308 a Templar Preceptor wrote to King James and said, “God knows that I pity you, and the King of France, and all Catholics for the harm which arises from all this (the torture and murder of many of the Templars and the disbanding of their Order) – more than ourselves, who have to endure the evil.”
    The Templars were not angels or saints; but they were not devils either.

    When all is said and done, I guess all one can say, is that they were a lot like us.

  2. She said:

    It was “beautiful and moving” and “full of poetry”, Dr Frale said, but “incredibly has never been studied”.

    Yet another proof of the sensus fidei when it comes to loving our Queen of Heaven, eh?

    As for Templar baloney… I’m jaded too Fr! So much disinformation out there… it is heartening to see something which is not a fabrication.

  3. I thought St. Paul said “let each of you be self effacing… always thinking the other better than himself”. Hehe! I’m just in a mischievous mood tonight I guess.

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