O Virgin Immaculate and Queen of the Holy Rosary, in these days of dead faith and triumphant impiety thou hast desired to establish thy throne as Queen and Mother in the ancient land of Pompeii, once the home of paganism. From that place, where men of old worshiped idols and evil spirits, do thou this day, as the Mother of divine graces, scatter far and wide the treasures of heaven's mercy. Ah, from that throne where thou reignest in mercy, turn, dear Mother, thine eyes of pity even upon me and be gracious unto me who have so great need of thine assistance. Show thyself to me, even as thou hast shown thyself to so many others, a true Mother of mercy: "Monstra te esse Matrem" (Show Thyself a Mother); while with all my heart I salute thee and invoke thee as my sovereign Lady and Queen of the most Holy Rosary.
Hail, Holy Queen.
(An indulgence of 300 days--1925)
Our Lady of Rosary, Pray for Us.
Our Lady of Rosary, Pray for Us.
In the Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, St. Louis de Montfort teaches us that the Virgin Mary will lead us in the fight against Satan, to battle against the army of the Antichrist; formed by heretics, apostates, wicked, idolaters and Mohammedans. Saint Louis adds that in these latter times, the Blessed Virgin will raise up great saints, who will extend the empire of Jesus Christ over "the impious, the idolaters and the Muslims."
– The prayers and customs of the Muslims are not pleasing to God
Council of Vienne (Ecumenical XV)
The public invocation of the sacrilegious name of Mahomet is expressly forbidden – it displeases the divine majesty
It is an insult to the holy name and a disgrace to the Christian faith that in certain parts of the world subject to Christian princes where Saracens live, sometimes apart, sometimes intermingled with Christians, the Saracen priests commonly called Zabazala, in their temples or mosques, in which the Saracens meet to adore the infidel Mahomet, loudly invoke and extol his name each day at certain hours from a high place, in the hearing of both Christians and Saracens and there make public declarations in his honour. There is a place, moreover, where once was buried a certain Saracen whom other Saracens venerate as a saint. A great number of Saracens flock there quite openly from far and near. This brings disrepute on our faith and gives great scandal to the faithful. These practices cannot be tolerated any further without displeasing the divine majesty. We therefore, with the sacred council’s approval, strictly forbid such practices henceforth in Christian lands. […] [We enjoin on catholic princes] They are to remove this offence altogether from their territories and take care that their subjects remove it, so that they may thereby attain the reward of eternal happiness. They are to forbid expressly the public invocation of the sacrilegious name of Mahomet. (Council of Vienne. Decree, no. 25, January 13, 1313)
Lateran Council V (Ecumenical XVIII)
The Muslims treat the Cross and Salvation with complete contempt
[…] the Turks and other infidels […] They treat the way of true light and salvation with complete contempt and totally unyielding blindness; they attack the life-giving cross on which our Saviour willed to accept death so that by dying he might destroy death, and by the ineffable mystery of his most holy life he might restore life; and they make themselves hateful enemies of God and most bitter persecutors of the Christian religion. Strengthened by defences not only spiritual but also temporal, we may be able, under God’s guidance and favour, to oppose the bitter and frequent sallies by which, in wild rage, they move savagely amidst Christian blood. (Lateran Council V. Session XII, March 16, 1517)
Saint Juan de Ribera
Islam does not deserve the name of religion
But that which has already been written is sufficient as the conclusion of this article, which is so important for your salvation; which is to say, for the destruction of the perverse sect ofMohammed. Because if we have proven that the finality that it proposes is entirely bestial, and unworthy of the authority of man; and if its author was an adulterous man, a perjurer, a thief, a murderer, a blasphemer, and most ignorant in human and divine letters; and if all the things contained in this his law were fables in philosophy and errors in theology, even for those who do not possess the light of reason, and the customs he teaches are a school of bestial vices; and he did not prove this his new sect with any motive, neither supernatural with miracles nor natural with reasons, but solely spread it by the force of arms, violence, fictions, lies, and carnal license, what remains other than it is a sect that is impious, blasphemous and vicious, an invention of the devil, and the direct way to the fires of hell, and that it does not even merit the name of being called a religion. (Saint John de Ribera. Catechism for the Instruction of the New Converts of the Moors, 1599 AD)
There is not one pronouncement on the part of the prophets offering Mohammed any witness
Nor do divine pronouncements on the part of preceding prophets offer him (Mohammed) any witness. On the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimonies of the Old and New Testaments by making them into fabrications of his own, as can be. seen by anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place any faith in his words believe foolishly. (Saint Thomas Aquinas. Summa contra Gentiles, Book I, ch. 6, no. 4)