Day of the Templars’ Lament

Today is the 716th anniversary of that fateful day when the persecution of the Knights Templar was initiated. Here’s an excerpt from an article that ran in Time Magazine a few years ago:

“If there were ever such a thing as a post-truth era, it began precisely 710 years ago, at dawn on Friday, Oct. 13, 1307, in the kingdom of France. On that day, government agents swooped in on every property belonging to the world-famous Knights Templar, arrested their members on false charges and began a process of interrogation, public examination and reputational demolition that ended four and a half years later with the order being dissolved. Though the events of that day are not the source of superstition about Friday the 13th—contrary to rumor—they do hold lessons for today.”

Read the whole article:

Frater Lux Ad Mundi

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