Keep The Horse

November 28, 2019

Rudolph, Count of Hapsburg, whilst hunting one day, observed a priest carrying the Viaticum to the sick, whereupon he immediately alighted, and insisted on the priest mounting in his place. The offer was accepted.

The priest, having gone through his sacred and pastoral duty, returned the animal, with many marks of gratitude, to the Count. But this noble and Christian Count could not be prevailed upon to accept it. “No,” said he, “keep it, for I am not worthy to ride upon a horse which has borne my Lord.” 1

1 Heiss’s History of Austria.

The Blessed Eucharist, our greatest treasure by Müller, Michael, 1825-1899, Pg. 37

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 702

 

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