Monday, July 17, 2006

Bastille Day

A French friend of mine who read our blog thought I was cosying up to Napoleon a bit by quoting him. He sent me this on the revolt of the Vendee against the revolution that was put down with such savagery. It was his Bastille Day present!

"Not one is to be left alive." "Women are reproductive furrows who must be ploughed under." "Only wolves must be left to roam that land." "Fire, blood, death are needed to preserve liberty." "Their instruments of fanaticism and superstition must be smashed."

No comments:

The Lord’s descent into the underworld

At Matins/the Office of Readings on Holy Saturday the Church gives us this 'ancient homily', I find it incredibly moving, it is abou...