You never understand war until you stand on a former battlefield of one. Even with that experience, one’s imagination cannot fathom the bravery, the elements, the fear, and expectations that are either met or lost in the course of a battle. My son and I had an afternoon during a trip a long time ago now to visit Pointe du Hoc and stand on the grounds and step into the bomb craters left by one of the final battles of World War II.
St Clare, pray for conversion of the world to Christ and His Church–and for Christians to realize the immense gift Jesus gave us in the Eucharist. It is precisely because the world has lost its faith in Jesus and the Eucharist that we now face the suicidal depopulation of the West and the ensuing invasion of Islam. Only through the eating of the flesh of the Son of God will we carry Jesus life within us and bravely command every evil to flee our midst.
“Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we’re mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.” — Ronald Reagan