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Notre-Dame de Paris Fire and the War on Beauty

[Enguerrand QuartonPietà of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Oil on wood, 163cm x 219cm. Musée du Louvre]

 

The burning of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris should be seen as an act of war by the state on the Church. We do not need proof. 200 years of Free Masonic war on the Church in France is enough to justify our suspicion.

When false flags were waved a few years ago, everyone was posting memes on social media with “Pray for Paris”. Where are the prayers now? The great Catholic theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar once said that men who would forget the sense of beauty would forget how to pray and eventually forget how to love. Notre-Dame was a testimony to the truth of the church. Its majesty mocked man’s scepticism. It was difficult even for an unbelieving man to enter it without a sense of awe; without feeling a certain…. revulsion at humanist pride.

We are living in an age of ugliness and lies. It is an age of flat roofs and high-rise windows; of blurs called art, and dins called music – a faithless and craven age. There’s no more art because man is no longer searching for the truth. There’s no more goodness because man is happy in his iniquity.

In an age of anxiety, men hide in squares and rectangles. Arches and vaults are the abode of spiritual men, confident in their relationship to nature but humble before God.

After two hundred years of their arrogant nonsense, atheists still cannot explain why no liberal civilisation has ever erected an edifice which could make men wonder. The Greeks could think because they could still experience wonder. They experienced wonder because they were moved by beauty as something real and objective, something that could be studied as a path to the transcendental — to truth. Athens was not great because it produced Socrates; Athens was great because it put him to death for insulting the gods! Of course, I’m being ironic and polemical. I’m trying to articulate the idea that the greatness of a civilisation is not measured by individuals, but by an architecture of values. Socrates was accused of corrupting Athenian youth, leading to Athens defeat against the Spartans. Being a great philosopher did not make Socrates more important than the Summum Bonnum.

On 19 March I joined Catholics all over Paris for a pilgrimage to Notre-Dame Cathedral to celebrate St Joseph’s day. It was my first pilgrimage. Thousands of French men marched through the streets of Paris singing hymns in French and Latin. When we arrived in our thousands in the Cathedral, we listened to a sermon by the Bishop who spoke as a man with premonitions of the pain in store for France.

There is a civil war in the Catholic Church which goes right to the Holy See. It is the deepest and most evil infiltration the Church has ever known. Civil war is brewing in the streets of Paris too. Everyone is talking about it. The working class have risen; the migrant crisis is out of control; and the country’s intellectuals are going to prison for criticising the state religion; a religion which most people are unaware of; but which rules over them. A religion whose temples are locked to the public; a cult of arrogance and superstition and ugliness:the diabolical sect of Free Masonry. Since its inception in the 18th century, Free Masonry has been condemned by several popes. Pope Leo XII warned that not only had it infiltrated European elites but that it was climbing the ranks of the Church itself.

Revolution in the streets

There is a reign of terror against anyone who talks about the state religion. Until now, heretics have been mocked. Until now, it has been possible to keep the heretics under control by dismissing them as mentally ill, intellectually challenged, simple-minded, naive, silly. But the State Clergy fear the masses. Week after week, they take to the streets. Bartenders, cafe owners, taxi drivers, workers of all races, creeds and classes are listening to subversive podcasts; sharing subversive blog posts, discussing subversive books and films. Last week, I popped into a café to interview my friend Iuri Rosca, former Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova. He’s on the run too  –  facing prison on trumped-up charges for his opposition to the EU State Clergy.

The bartenders knew us from our political work. They gave us the thumbs up in solidarity. In the front page of Le Monde as Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral went up in flames, there’s a news story about Alain Soral’s impending incarceration for “negationism” Soral is France’s most famous dissident intellectual. There have been several attempts on his life and he lives in safe houses. He is the leading figure of one of the most dangerous political movements in Europe, dangerous that is in the eyes of the State Clergy.

The war on the Church in France

Up to 3 churches per day are attacked in France,  yet the public hears nothing from the media. Over 1000 churches were attacked last year. Satanists attacked hosts, spread excrement on the walls, broke statues. No one talks about it. No one even knows. But the attacks grow week by week. The enemies of the Roman Catholic Church fear France more than any other country. France is one of the few countries to have had a king made a saint, Louis IX, or Saint Louis of the 13th century.

On the 21 October, 1239 Pope Gregory IX wrote to King Louis IX. He declared the people of France to be the inheritors of the covenant God made with the ancient tribe of Juda. “The Tribe of Juda was the anticipated figure of the Kingdom of France” – he wrote.

For centuries France was the protector of Rome. In fact, the Papal States were a gift from France to the Holy See. French missionaries and religious orders did more than any other country in the world to spread the message of the Gospel. From 1309 to 1376, Avignon in the South of France was the seat of the Papacy.

In recent years, the realisation of the meaning of France has become more apparent. More and more intellectuals are writing and giving conferences about the role France is to play in the end times. There have been more Church-approved Marian apparitions in France than any other country. The nation is dotted with the most beautiful churches in the world; many of them have stood for over a thousand years.

In France dissident against the New Word Order is Roman Catholic. Everything else is foolishness. When Rome fell to a Free Mason death cult in the 1963 Vatican II council, it was the theologians of France who resisted. They had already had a century and a half of experience resisting the Masonic death cult since occultists took power in 1789.

Monsignor Marcel Lefèvre said in 1989 that Free Masonry was running the Church in Rome. He said he had written proof they wanted world government under their control. He said if he were to go to Rome he would not have to explain himself to them; they would have to explain themselves to him, as he simply defending the doctrines of the Church.

When the Blessed Mother is declared Reine de France once again, “negationism” will acquire a new meaning!

The Fall of Rome

The takeover of the Catholic Church by Satan was foretold in the 16th century by Our Lady of Good Sucess. It was predicted again in Fatima in 1917. Rome will lose the faith, she said. Well, Rome has not only lost the faith; Rome is rotten to the core. We now have a heretical pope protecting a cabal of child-raping Satanists. But he has the media on his side; he has the UN on his side; he has the nincompoops of petty-bourgeois leftism on his side, and what a bunch of nincompoops they are!

When Cardinal Vigano revealed that the Pope had been protecting child molesters, the Pope told reporters he wouldn’t say anything as he knew they would defend him.

Bourgeois Catholics who follow Francis like inebriated sheep are as much to blame as everyone else for the fall of Christian civilisation. The Church has always defended reason against sentimentality. Papal infallibility was a theological concept relating to matters of doctrine. It does not mean one cannot criticise the pope!  It is imperative, however, to maintain unity and not to forget that, as the institution is divine and eternal, so are its sacraments.

With its manners, mores, viticulture, cuisine, landscapes, monuments, culture, language, philosophy and art, no country on earth has had more grace than France. But the nation is dying under a Big Lie.

Who today is so brainwashed, who so devoid of critical capacity, not to see the hollowness of human rights, the declaration of the universal pride and self-love of man, the Catechism of a ruthless money-grabbing bourgeoisie? Human rights are and always have been the rights of the enemies of the French people.

A time for restraint and reflection

The provocations against the Church in France are coming from all quarters. Recently, Charlie Hebdo magazine published a front page picture of Christ with genitalia covering his tortured visage on the cross. Christians in France knew it was a provocation and didn’t react; Muslims should learn from them.

This month the Government is celebrating 30 years of the Masonic glass pyramid in front of the Louvre. The State Clergy never lose an opportunity to mock the people. But Egyptian pyramids, Solomon’s legendary temple and other obsessions of the State Clergy never produced great art. There is only one religion in the world where God comes down to Man, founding a world institution designed to last until the end of time, and no amount of mystical geolatry is going to change that fact.

Lovers of art come to Louvre to meditate on depictions of the Passion, the Nativity, and the innumerable variations on the greatest story ever imagined. Perhaps one of the most dramatic works in the Louvre is also the most humble. It is an XVth century work from the Carthusian monastery of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. It is called ‘La Pieta d’Avignon – The Avignon Pieta by Enguerrand Quarton. The work was completed in a time when Christendom was on its knees, as Islam marched into Europe.

Although painted on a panel, the work is almost a sculpture, with the figures protruding from the scene painted against a golden sky with Moorish architecture in the background, possibly representing Istanbul or Jerusalem. Christ is laid in front of his Mother and Mary Magdalene by Joseph Arimathea. He removes the crown of thorns for Christ’s head. The crown of thorns, a symbol of the mortification of pride, were kept in Notre Dame. They, along with a nail and piece of the cross were saved from the fire. In Quarton’s meditation, St John dressed as a priest prays, gazes piously into the distance, his sober face, a receptacle of oriental light. Art critic René Hugue writes:

The intense restraint of gesture belongs to France, to its living realism, to its consciousness of the life of the mind which, undergoing great spiritual experiences and communicating them with deep sincerity, dispenses with their outward manifestations.”

 

 

 

About Gearóid Ó Colmáin

Gearóid Ó Colmáin is an Irish journalist and political analyst based in Paris. His work focuses on globalisation, geopolitics and class struggle.

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8 comments

  1. Ironic as it may be, this month (nearly to the day) marks the sacking of Constantinople in 1204. The thorn crown of Christ that was in ND temple, was part of the loot. Nice article.

  2. Gearoid, this is as splendid a piece of writing as any current Irish journalist could concoct.
    Sincerest congratulations and keep spreading your gospel.

    Being pedantic, there was one other sainted King, namely Charles the 1st of England but he was and is the only Anglican saint so he doesn’t count !

    Top man and look forward to your next appearance with Gemma.

  3. I would like to correct an assertion:

    St Steven, King of Hungary was Canonized in 1083 by Pope St. Gregory VII, he became the patron saint of Hungary. St. Stephen the Great (977-1038), was the son of the Magyar chieftain Geza, Stephen succeeded him as leader in 997. Already raised a Christian, in 996 he wed the daughter of Duke Henry II of Bavaria and devoted much of his reign to the promotion of the Christian faith. He gave his patronage to Church leaders, helped build churches, and was a proponent of the rights of the Holy See. Stephen also crushed the pagan counterreaction to Christianity, forcibly converting the so-called Black Hungarians after their failed rebellion. In recognition of his efforts, Stephen was anoited king of Hungary in 1000, receiving the cross and crown from Pope Sylvester II. The remainder of his reign was taken up with the consolidation of the Christian hold on the region. His crown and regalia became beloved symbols of the Hungarian nation, and Stephen was venerated as the ideal Christian king.

  4. Thank you for spelling out the truth.
    It is not just the Roman Catholic world under attack but the whole of Orthodoxy.
    Concerning saintly KingsRussia has St. Alexander Nevsky; also Emperor Constantine was sanctified, a somewhat different story but critical to Christianity.

  5. Salut Gearoid,
    Just on a point of accuracy, St Ferdinand the third of Seville was also a saint King.
    Loved your contribution on Gemma O Doherty recently.
    Slán

    Simon

  6. J. Michael Springmann

    Great job. Great thoughts Glad I met you in Mashhad

  7. The Fire comes out from the Church

    March 17, 2019, the Saint Sulpice church, Paris; On Sunday at around 1:40 p.m. a fire flared in the southern transept at the entrance to this great temple. Flames began to cover the adjacent stairs, but the firemen were faster.
    The most likely source of the fire were clothes left by some homeless on wooden stairs. This anonymous ‘SDF’ (= ‘sans domicille fixe’, in French: homless person), in tandem with Saint Alexis, will allow us to decipher the spiritual meaning of this sign.
    Let’s start with the genius loci.
    Saint Sulpice the Pious was an extremely zealous bishop of Burges at the turn of the VI / VII century. Among the many miracles he made during his lifetime, the hagiography mentions an adventure with a bonfire lit inside the parade hall at the royal envoy’s greeting: when it seemed that the fire was out of control, it went out as soon as Sulpice spread his arms. This is the first ­connection of this place with fire. According to the French Wikipedia, bishop Sulpice died on Jan. 17, 647.
    The church dedicated to Saint Sulpice existed here on the Seine River from ancient times, and construction of this present one began on Feb. 20, 1646, when Queen Anne d’Autriche laid the foundation stone. She was the mother of a wonderfully conceived, and for some time regent of the future monarch Louis XIV called the Sun King, and the sun is a fire. Thus, the construction of a new temple began ca. 1000 years after the death of its titular Patron. The pastor has been here since 1642 Father Jean-Jacques Olier.
    Who was Mr. Olier, as he was commonly called? He was wealthy, perfectly educated man – he only lacked Hebrew to the collection of classical languages. He went to study in Rome for this purpose, but as a result of the disease began to blind. The Blessed Virgin hastened with help – in Her House in Loreto – She broght him not only physical but also spiritual sight: he experienced a personal encounter with God and total conversion! After trying to become a carthusian in Italy, Mr. Olier returned to Paris. Here he met Saint Vincent a’Paulo and took care of the material and spiritual needs of beggars, a group known today as SDF. Saint Vincent himself gave him ordination on May 25, 1633. Mr. Olier came to the rectory of Saint Sulpice, together with the seminary he had established half a year earlier. He gathered around him a group of priests embraced by the spirit of the apostolate, which gave birth to the Priestly Society of Saint Sulpice. In 1639 he co-founded the association for mission in New France (North America), and 2 years later, on Feb. 3, 1641, he celebrated mass in the cathedral of Notre-Dame for excellent faithful intending to go to Canada to found an exemplary Christian settlement, Ville-Marie, which also was realized – that was the beginning of the great city of Montreal. He died on April 2, 1657, on Easter Monday (exactly 150 years after the death of St. Francis of Paola, the prophet of the Great Monarch of the end times). The spiritual sons of Father Olier, sulpicians, have done great apostolic work in New France and throughout the world, spreading the name of Saint Sulpice everywhere. And in Paris the church named after him was solemnly consecrated on June 30, 1745 in commemoration of St. Paul the Apostle (and also Saint Bertrand, Bishop of Le Mans, contemporary to Saint Sulpice – probably they knew each other).
    The French patron on March 17 is Saint Gabriel Lalemant (*1610), almost the contemporary of Mr. Olier (*1608). He joined the Jesuits in Paris on the Palm Sunday 1630. In the same year, when the construction of the church of Saint Sulpice began, Father Lalemant arrived on September 20 (1646) to Canada as a missionary among Hurons. His superior was Saint Jean de Brebeuf. Captured by hostile Iroquois, they were subjected to ritual torture, probably with the use of fire: Jaen died on 16 March 1649, and on the following day, on Wednesday 17th – Gabriel. Both belong to the group of 8 (Jesuits) Canadian Martyrs. The fire at Saint Sulpice in Paris, therefore, broke out on the 370th anniversary of the birth of St. Gabriel Lalemant to Heaven.
    Under this March date the Church also mentions the saint Gertrude de Nivelles (+17 III 659), the mystic and abbot, contemporary to Saint Sulpice, guardian of the poor, travelers and innkeepers.
    I have already mentioned so many great names here, and would miss St. Patrick? The Patriarch of the Green Island also has his participation in this Paris event through his countrymen in New France, more precisely in the Canadian province of Newfoundland-Labrador, where they have a holiday on March17th.
    Why, however, would Saint Alexis be the key to explain this enigmatic conflagration at Saint Sulpice? After all, in the Roman Catholic calendar, his day is July 17. The Orthodox Christians come with help to us: they worship Alexis on March 17th. Can a fire in a Catholic church be explained by an Orthodox calendar? Yes, because Saint Alexis, as l’Homme de Dieu, pilgrim and pauper, spent 17 years in Edessa, and the next 17 years, until his death AD411, in Rome. So he belongs equally to the East and the West, especially that the Julian calendar in his times was in force throughout Christianity. In addition, there are vivid national Orthodox communities in Paris.
    Who was Alexius? In short: a Roman from Aventine, a young man, whom the Spirit of God, with the consent of Sabina, his bride, drove far away, to Asia, before their wedding night came. He reached as far as Edessa in Mesopotamia, a city identified with biblical Ur – native land of the Fait’s Father, Abraham, and Job the Patriarch. However, in the period discussed here, Edessa was known for having the ‘no human hand made’ Mandylion of Jesus Christ. Alexis settled for good in the portico of the church of the Mother of God as a beggar, but so different: he shared everything with the paupers larger than himself. And so he spent 17 years at the Gate of Heavens, until the Blessed Virgin revealed his holiness: ‘Bring into the temple this Man of God, worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven. His prayers rise to God like the smell of incense, and the Holy Spirit rests upon him. ‘ However, when people began to refer to him with reverent worship, Alexis secretly fled from there, taking the aim of Tarsus, the city of saint Paul the Apostle and saint Boniface. Divine Providence ruled differently: The storm rowed the ship to the shores of Italy and the Man of God returned to his native Rome. What’s more, not recognizable, he asked for hospitality in his family home and he received it in the form of a chamber under the stairs. For the grace of God he spent there the next 17 years, until 411, in which he came to die. God not only informed him about the death, but also Pope Innocent (I) and Emperor Honorius, whom He ordered to find this Man of God. The retinue of dignitaries reached the Saint when he had already left the body: in his hand he held a parchment on which he described his life, by which he made himself known to his wife, parents and the Church. The Pope and the Emperor, on their own shoulders, carried the body in a procession to the city square. What does a man wear on his shoulders? The head. The Pope carried the visible head of the Church, the emperor – the head of the temporal empire, but they had one head together, the Alexis’s one, because he is the prefiguration of the Paraclete, priest and king after the Melchizedek, Great Monarch of the last times. After the week-long exposure, Saint Alexis’s body was buried
    in the neighborhood of his home on Aventine Hill in the St. Boniface chapell, and the fame of his sanctity quickly spread throughout Christianity. And so the one who did not reach Tarsus, lies next to the Roman Boniface, who experienced martyrdom and sanctification in Tarsus.
    Saint Alexis did not return alone to Rome – the Holy Virgin hurried after him in a form of the eastern icon revered in his Roman church (Basilica of Saints Boniface and Alexis) as ‘Madonna di Edessa’, ‘Madonna Avvocata’ or ‘Madonna dell’Intercession’. The Madonna shown here as Deesis, prays and begets various favors to Her worshipers, but Her main concern in these times is to implore God that we got – the Church and the world – the Second Comforter, the Paraclete. This request is contained in the popular title of this icon: ‘Madonna di sant’Alessio’. Alexis simply means ‘the Helper’, but in the context of the Salvation’s history means: the Paraclete, the Son-Man and also the Spouse of the Apocalyptic Woman. This explains why Saint Alexis left his wife to settle in the portico of the Mother of God in Edessa, and why She, as a faithful Spouse, hurried after him to Rome. Alexis, the unrecognized Saint, whose needs and honor Heaven takes care of themselves, is the perfect prefiguration of the Paraclete.
    Above the sarcophagus of Saint Alexis in Rome, the staircase was placed in a glass chest, under which he spent 17 years. Thanks to them we can get down to earth in Paris: after all, flames at Saint Sulpice flared up the stairs and covered them. Someone could summon the whole event of March 17th briefly: “Some SDF wanted to light a cigarette in silence, accidentally lit up clothes, so he waved”, but even this disrespectful sentence would be a prophetic statement, if you remember the Acts of the Apostles [Acts 2, 2-3] : ‘Suddenly a noise could be heard from heaven, like a blow of a violent wind, and filled the whole house in which they were staying. They also appeared to them as if from fire, which separated, and one of them rested.’ The fire at St. Sulpice lit up red and gilded the whole church, it even began to blow outside through the door and window. It is similar to the miracle of the Sun in Fatima, when the present ones were flooded with multi-colored lights. There were only a few people in this Parisien church, but they could see the famous gnomon in a completely different light. Installed in the eighteenth century, precisely indicates dates of summer and winter solstices, autumn and spring equinox, especially the last one so important for the dating of Easter, using a stream of sunlight passing through the slit in the window on the southern wall and falling on meridian traced and scaled on the temple floor. On Sunday, 17 March 2019, the fire flared up under this astronomical window, brightening the whole space of the temple and the whole year at the same time (on the gnomon’s scale). It was as if the sun had lowered its course, as it was at Fatima on October 13, 1917. In mid-October, at the lunchtime, on the meridian of Paris, Antares is located as one of the four Royal Stars. It goes low compared to our Daily Star and theoretically his light could climb higher in St. Sulpice. In Fatima event, with Antares was Venus (see: an interactive stellar map), and Luna left the royal Lion striving to meet with Mercury in Her home (the constellation Virgo): The Virgin Bride and Mother was at the heart of the Great Convert (Antares in Scorpio), symbolized by Fire (Mercury), Water (Neptune), and that He is the brother of Jesus Christ (Mars), and so Saturn, because He must come from the Royal House of David. In the fields of Fatima it was wet after the night downpour, at Saint Sulpice – after the firefighters’ action, here and there the Sun drained the scene of events. Let’s end this paragraph with a buckle: During the Great War in Portugal, the clocks were shifted back by 90 minutes to equalize time with the main ally, France – this is the reason why we could compare Paris with Fatima. To believers: ask God to reveal the Paraclete; to astronomy enthusiasts: watch Antares, it will burst forth.
    It is necessary to finish this reading with a large Sulpician buckle. Queen Anne de Autriche, prophesied with the acts of her life: not only she gave birth to the dauphin Louis Dieudonne, the one personally announced by the Virgin Mary herself, than she was a regent until he was 13 able to take the throne of France as Louis XIV de Bourbon ‘le Roi-Soleil ‘, but she has also laid the cornerstone for Saint Sulpice church in Paris, from which, after centuries, the Fire was to come out. Could she have sensed that from her womb – in the chain of generations – the One of whom our Lord Jesus Christ spoke in the eschatological context would come out [Luke 12, 49] ‘I have come to throw fire on the earth and how I wish it to burn.’ This Fire is a person, it is the Paraclete, the Great Monarch of the end times, par excellence, the real Sun King – very pious Louis XIV, despite all his majesty, was only a royal prefiguration of the Paraclete. The Blessed Virgin Mary, as Sancta Ecclesia Mater Nostra, gives birth to the Paraclete, is the regent to him, until He learns to reject evil and choose good, then She will reveal Him to the Church and to the world as Her Son-Man and the chosen Spouse in one person.
    In their spirituality, the Sulpicans have a devotion to the Inner Life of Mary, and even set an annual holiday for this occasion on October 19. Does this date say something to someone? French monarchists mention on this day the death of the Queen Dowager Maria Teresa Charlotta de Bourbon (+19 X 1851), Poles – blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko (+19 X 1984). Could this humble priest from Poland have any connection with the Crown of France?

    April 13, 2019, on Saint Ida of Boulogne, Mother of Godfrey and Baldwin, the Lord and the King of Jerusalem

  8. Not only Saint Stephen was a holy king in Hungary. Saint Ladislas, who ruled 1077-1095 has been declared wholy as well. Both came from the family of the Arpads, who himself was a descendant of Attila. The family of the Arpads had 34 saints and beats. Already Saint Stephen gave a very democratic and christian constitution to Hungary, which incited jurists of Venice to call Hungary a kingly republic. Others called it an Archiregnum. Through the recommendation of King Saint Stephen to the Holy Virgin Hungary became Regnum Marianum, that will have a special role in the last days.

    Dennis

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