Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Society of St. James the Moor Slayer


Some priest friends have recently returned from a pilgrimage to Compostella. My one desire was that someone bring me back a statue of 'Santiago Matamoros' - St. James the Moor Slayer, the emblem of all those who refuse to bow before the idol of political correctness (and certain cultural suicide). I now have two statues. Some quotes from the great prophet, Hilaire Belloc:

"We have ....seen what was the main cause of Islam's rapid spread; a complicated and fatigued society......It is as a fact the most formidable and persistent enemy which our civilization has had.....The name of Lepanto should remain in the minds of all men with a sense of history as one of the half dozen great names in the history of the Christian world.......it has always seemed to me possible, and even probable, that here would be a resurrection of Islam and that our sons or our grandsons would see the renewal of that tremendous struggle between the Christian culture and what has been for more than a thousand years its greatest opponent."

As our society continues to grow more fatigued, I propose an online society - The 'Society of St. James the Moor Slayer' - to pray for the conversion of Islam and the re-awakening of Christendom. I suggest the Litany of Loreto at least once a week. Sign on .........

9 comments:

Ttony said...

Me apunto - I'll join!

Mac McLernon said...

Me too, please!

canon1753 said...

Where can I get a Statue of St. James Matamoros?

the owl of the remove said...

I'm afraid you either have to go to Compostella - or get someone to go - the alternative is to get a picture - art.com has one - just put in 'santiago matamoros.'

Amawalker said...

You could call your society, "The Society of Santiago Metamorphis"
Why, you ask?
Because Jacob the not so humble fisherman evolved into the archetypal hero of Western culture. From Sant’ Iago Matamoros (killer of the Moors) to Sant’ Iago Mataindios (killer of Indians) to Sant’ Iago Mataespañois (killer of Spaniards - no I'm not kidding!) – everyone wanted him as their hero!
In Mexico City there is a carving from the altarpiece of the Church of Santiago Tlatelolco showing him as Santiago Mataindios - the Indian-slayer.
And although Christianity and the Catholic religion were taken to the Americas by the Spaniards, when Mexico fought to obtain its independence from Spain in 1810, those ungrateful wretches exhalted Sant’ Iago as Santiago Mataespañois - the slayer of Spaniards!
In Peru, during an indigenous uprising in 19th-century they adopted Santiago as its champion, using the "Matamoros" iconography of “Santiago Mataespañois” that in Peru had come to be associated with a pre-Columbian deity who drove out evil forces.
There is a mid-19thC silver statue of Santiago Mataespañois in the Museum of Pilgrimages in Santiago de Compostela.

http://www.aug.edu/augusta/iconography/spain2005/mataespanoisSantiago.html

and another one – scroll down to under Ano 1998 - (as well as pictures of items from the museum) here:

http://www.mdperegrinacions.com/paxinas/historia.html

You can see the altarpiece of Santiago Mataindios here (click on the photo to enlarge it)

http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/bevans/Art454L-03-TlatelolcoXochimilc/I00004.html

You can see paintings of Santiago Matamoros and Mataindios together here:

http://www.huancainos.com/literatura/babelandes.htm


So, you must decide which statue you would like to own.

Ultreia-e-suseya!
Sil

Ankhorite said...

I'm shocked that someone claiming to be a Catholic priest would endorse genocide, whether on religious or on ethnic grounds.

The comment above mine, by amawalker on July 25, 2007, should be sufficient to convince even the most sullen and wrathful heart that "St. James the Slayer" has been used as little more than a political device glorifying fratricide for centuries.

Paranoid said...

This is disgusting.

Shame on anybody advocating the slaying of anyone for their race, culture, or national heritage.

Truly out of bounds.

Marcus Aurelius said...

We need a Society of Saint James of the Americas to defend Christendom against those who would destroy it with the sword. And not some mamby pamby old guy society prancing about in capes like the knights of Malta has morphed into. Sign me up!

John Wright said...

Where do I sign up?