August 24, 1572


What happened in Vanity Fair

on this day, long ago?

(Yes, we must forgive, 

but people should know.

History isn’t a game,

and it isn’t a show,

its crimes are real – 

and all of its woes.

So tell the truth,

let others know):

The Protestants of France died on this day,

in 1572.

Now, do not grieve 

or cherish hatred,

for Jesus Christ was glorified!



Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre (Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy), François Dubois (1529–1584), Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of the Huguenots in France.


Revelation 6:9-11

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.


6 thoughts on “August 24, 1572

  1. Ah, yes. the Huegenots. I visited St. Augustine in the late 1960s, where the Huegenots were slaughtered in America. There were all kinds of things to see and places to go. As I wandered around the city, I came upon a cemetery. It was closed off with a ratty old fence and filled with unkempt above-the-ground burial vaults. It was the only place not mentioned on the map. And there was no mention of the Huegenots anywhere on the map or in the city. There were, however, numerous appeals for donations to help build an impressive Catholic church. I wondered if the cemetery weren’t the burial ground of those who died defying the power of the church-state. Many years later, my wife and I went to visit our daughter in Jacksonville and drove to St. Augustine to visit again. My wife had never been there. My, what a difference 40 years or so had made. Riding around in the comfort of a tour bus, we saw what was said to be a Huegenot cemetery, not a dilapidated, forlorn chunk of real estate, but a nicely laid out cemetery with grave stones and all. Nothing about the slaughter of those buried there, though.
    To me, “the church” wasn’t – and isn’t – represented by the murderers, but by those who were murdered. Thank you for remembering them.

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    • Dear Clarence, God bless you! Thank you so much for this comment – I learned a lot. In school I was taught by French nuns, and we had to learn certain prayers in French. I studied the language, but was too lazy about grammar to make progress. As a former Catholic, I didn’t know about the Huguenots – or the Italian protestants who suffered greatly in northern Italian (my mother’s parents were Italian immigrants). In school and in church, we were told we had the true faith. I was a teen during Vatican II – the so-called change. Thank God that He has a kingdom, that we don’t have to married to this sad, sinful, and sometimes ferocious world!
      In Jesus’ Name,


  2. There is no need to ask if the Jesuits “consented” to the Saint Bartholomew Massacre (1572). Did they “prepare” it? Who knows?… The Company’s politics, subtle and supple in their proceedings, have very clear aims; it is the popes’ politics: “destray [sic] heresy”. Everything must be subordinated to this major aim. “Catherine of Medici worked towards this aim and the Company could count on the Guises”.(35)

    (35) Pierre Dominique, op.cit., p.84. | The Secret History OF The Jesuis (Edmond Paris) PDF-page 45

    The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. | Ecclesiastes 1:9

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    • Greetings in Jesus’ Name, SheepAlert!
      Thank you for this passage from Edmond Paris’s book The Secret History of the Jesuits! You also quoted Ecclesiastes 1:9 – true. We are in a sad place, but this has always been, because of evil men passing for ministers of the Lord. Yesterday, I read a post “Dangerous Meditations of the Mind” reblogged from Herescope. It discussed the dangers of mysticism and used Mohammed’s mysticism as an example. At the time I read this, I thought of Ignatius of Loyala, and his attempt at direct communication/union with God (and the “Virgin”) – this led to disaster down through history.
      Thank you for participating and adding to the discussion!


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