Capistrano, an Anti-Ecuмenical Saint
Why don't we hear about St. John of Capistrano? Here's why.
I found this painting today after reading the beautiful Saint of the Day
today by Dr. Plinio. A Saint who, at the age of 70, fearlessly entered into battle with the Crusaders against the Muslim Turks, encouraging the Crusaders and defending the "walls of the House of God".
Because of him, Belgrade and all of Christendom were saved from Muslim invasion. What an appropriate Saint for our times, in which we see our Church and society attacked from all sides! We must invoke him especially to give us courage in the fight against the Revolution, and during the Chastisement especially.
I was wondering why we don't hear more about St. John of Capistrano, especially since we have San Juan de Capistrano as one of our California Missions. Well, I was looking for paintings of this great Saint to see if there was some face I could pay my reverence to, and I found one painting in the Museo del Prado by Alonso del Arco, which I think gives the answer to my question.
Note the banner of Our Lord that he is holding: the bottom of the banner has a spear, which is poking the eye of a Muslim Turk, who is being stepped on by St. John of Capistrano.
I hope you enjoy, it really filled me with hope and enthusiasm. Certainly this painting would ruin Progressivists' hope for ecuмenism, especially the new Archbishop of Algiers
, he would probably shudder at the sight of it.
In Jesu et Maria,