True chivalry stems from a particular way of adoring Our Lord

July 7, 2016

By Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira


Well, we understand how in civil life this knight will be kind, amiable, dignified, magnificent, etc., according to all the nuances I gave. I would like this to be well understood because once Our Lord is adored in this fashion, the crusading spirit penetrates us. And with chivalry, countless of our things take on the color they should have. Because just as there is a false right for everything, there is also a false chivalry, a false… well, etc., that we must curtail and which disturbs our sight, and then all things go bad…

(Excerpt from an MNF, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1989 – translation)


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