Click to Download: Our Lady of Chivalry
Mary is beautiful in herself as the moon, radiates her brilliance as the sun; but against “the enemy” she is formidable; terrible as an army arrayed for war. Venerable Pope Pius XII
Learn about the devotion that knights, soldiers and other warriors have had to Most Blessed Virgin Mary going back to the 7th century and how she has often provided both her loving protection and her aid to grant them victory over their enemies! Learn how Mary has been invoked even during the most ancient battles for the soul of Europe against the rages of Islam, and how through the invocation of Mary miracles saved France during the hundred year war. Learn the history of the Saturday Fast started in England in honor the Mother of God and how important the Wedding Garment of the Virgin Mary was to Knights, among other important topics to understand the history of devotion to Our Blessed Lady Queen of Heaven and Earth.
SN Noah Moerbeek, President of Alleluia Audiobooks was interviewed on the Shield of Faith on Radio Maria about Knighthood and Marian Spirituality, you can listen to that interview here.
All of these readings are from excerpts of The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the History of Devotion to Her by Abbe Vorsini, translated to English by Mrs. J Sadler, and being published in 1872 is in the public domain. For the sake of interest and time major excerpts have been selected, and some antiquated terminology has been updated. The picture is of a modified image of a Stained Glass Window that is in the Public domain.