Thursday, 29 June 2017
At The Hour Of Our Deaths
"'....Father, forgive us for what we are about to do, and forgive us that we can see no better way. Lord who blessed the centurion, bless us also this day. But Thy will alone be done, for Thy judgments are just and righteous altogether.'"
-SM Stirling, The Sword Of The Lady (New York, 2009), Chapter Nineteen, p. 582.
Mathilda follows this up with:
"'Holy Mary, Lady pierced with sorrows, Queen of Heaven, intercede for us, now and at the hour of our deaths...For us, and for our foes.'" (ibid.)
I quote Ignatius because he recalls prayers that we have heard before here and here. I dislike the glorification of suffering implied by "'...Lady pierced with sorrows...'" But, in this timeline, Ignatius has met that Lady! The plot thickens.