Rorate Caeli

Columbus is Ours

Columbus is ours; since if a little consideration be given to the particular reason of his design in exploring the mare tenebrosum, and also the manner in which he endeavored to execute the design, it is indubitable that the Catholic faith was the strongest motive for the inception and prosecution of the design; so that for this reason also the whole human race owes not a little to the Church. ...
He implored the Queen of Heaven to assist his efforts and direct his course; and he ordered that no sail should be hoisted until the name of the Trinity had been invoked. When he had put out to sea, and the waves were now growing tempestuous, and the sailors were filled with terror, he kept a tranquil constancy of mind, relying on God. The very names he gave to the newly discovered islands tell the purposes of the man. At each disembarkation he offered up prayers to Almighty God, nor did he take possession save "in the Name of Jesus Christ."
Quarto Abeunte Sæculo
Leo XIII

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:28 PM

    Vivat Iesus.

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  2. Down here and in most hispanic countries, October 12th was traditionaly celebrated as "Día de la Raza" or "Day of the Races", meaning that on this day Columbus discovered America and took it for the Church and in Her name, a true mixture of races were united in the Cross of Christ. However, today it is beeing called in the media as the starting point of the "world´s greater genocide", and a day that should be no longer holiday or at least a holiday to remeber the atrocities made under the banner of the cross and in the name of the Church. The idea, of course, is to set in the public opinion (whatever that means) the jointly idea of "genocide" and "Church". Sadly, no one remembers anymore the true face and meaning of this day, and in the english world not many historians tried to set the conquest of the new world right. Hence, socialist and marxists have a free hand to mess with history and blame the Church and Catholicism for the alleged "genocide".
    Thank you, New Catholic, for remembering.

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