Regard Neither Rain, Wind, Heat or Cold

February 6, 2020

There are many beautiful examples on record of the homage which kings and emperors have paid to the Saviour of mankind, so humbly hidden in the Blessed Sacrament.

Philip II., King of Spain, always dispensed with regal pomp and pageantry when he assisted at processions of the Blessed Sacrament, and, as an ordinary personage, mingled with the common throng. Inclemency of weather deterred him not from paying this tribute of honor to his Lord. One day, as he was devoutly accompanying the Blessed Sacrament with uncovered head, a page held his hat over him, to shield him from the burning sun. “Never mind,” said Philip,” the sun will do me no harm; at such a time as this we must regard neither rain nor wind, heat nor cold.”

The Blessed Eucharist, our greatest treasure by Müller, Michael, 1825-1899, Pgs. 36-37.

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 712

 

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