A Knight Shows Respect for the Sacred

February 4, 2016

By Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Blessed Emperor Karl and Empress Zita of Austria in the field attending Mass at the Train Station.

Blessed Emperor Karl and Empress Zita of Austria in the field attending Mass at the Train Station.

[T]his spirit of chivalry is an elevated spirit that always strives to have in mind the consideration of one’s own dignity, the consideration of the Christian and Catholic order of things that must be respected, and which, for this very reason takes into account first and foremost the rights of God. The knight practices his Faith fearlessly; not only with all naturalness but in a way that shows his manliness. And if someone mocks or laughs him, they will be in trouble. This is part of the spirit of chivalry.

Father (Major) Edward J. Waters, just concluding Mass on a pier for members of the first assault troops thrown against Hitler's forces on the continent.

Troops attend Mass before amphibious assault.

But the thing goes higher. The knight places in this love of God an exact knowledge of who God is in His infiniteness, glory, grandeur, splendor, goodness, mercy, and for this reason he has a devout and profound admiration for God, a devout and profound respect whereby even if he is alone in his room, when he has to move a little statue or pick up a rosary he accidentally dropped he does it with extreme respect.

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(Excerpt from a Chá of Tuesday, October 3, 1989.)

(Nobility.org translation.)

 

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