Warm Southern Breeze

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Listen To The Queen Of Peace

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The origin of today’s memorial goes back to the celebration of the defeat of Turkish invaders outside Vienna in 1683. While we can sympathize with people who were grateful for the turning back of a force that threatened all of Europe, it’s problematic for Christians today to thank the Blessed Virgin Mary for a military victory when extremists of all stripes so regularly use religion as justification for war. Perhaps we better honor Mary’s Most Holy Name if we pray and work for peace instead.

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