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What the Church Needs Today: Our Lady of the Truncheon Our Lady of the Truncheon. In late September, two users, Cudowny Medalik and Cattolico non romano published pictures of Our Lady of the Trunche…More
What the Church Needs Today: Our Lady of the Truncheon

Our Lady of the Truncheon.
In late September, two users, Cudowny Medalik and Cattolico non romano published pictures of Our Lady of the Truncheon on Gloria.tv. Our Lady of Succour is depicted as she is about to strike a demon who cowers terrified at her feet. This devotion originates from an old popular religious poem that recounts of the discovery of a painting of the Madonna in Magolà, a district of Lamezia Terme, Southern Italy. The painting was left by the French in a very remote period around 1265. The present Magolà church was built in 1740.

Fascist? Biased Wikipedia which in religious matters is even less reliable than in other fields claims that this iconographic representation spread to the Lamezia Terme during the twenty-year Fascist period in Italy and fell into disuse with the deposition of the regime which is wrong. Wikipedia then claims that Our Lady of the Truncheon quote “never received official ecclesiastical recognition.” This is a non-information as there is no such thing as an ecclesiastical recognition for pieces of art.

Sicily. Our Lady of the Truncheon or Our Lady of Rescue is the patron of Caltavuturo near Palermo, Sicily. Our Lady holds Baby Jesus in her left hand, while raising a knotted truncheon in her right hand. The devotion started in Palermo in 1306, following an apparition of Our Lady to the Augustinian Father Nicola La Bruna who was dying but was healed by Our Lady. From that moment on, the Augustinians spread the devotion of Our Lady of Succour throughout Italy and other European countries.

Miracle. Our Lady of Succour in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, is carried annually in an August 21 procession. A miracle occurred in July 1718, during a war between Philip V and Amadeus of Savoy over Sicily. A Spanish bastion, pursued by five English ships, took refuge under the castle, from where the enemy ships were repulsed but responded with their artillery. The people invoked Our Lady of the Truncheon. Suddenly, the white-clothed Madonna appeared from Mount delle Scale, followed by a host of angels, and descended towards the Cala Marina. This vision frightened the English who left the port. From this extraordinary event the appellation Our Lady of Rescue originates.

There are many more representations of Our Lady of the Truncheon. She is the perfect representation of Our Lady for our troubled Church and times, and fits an ecclesiastical hierarchy - popes, cardinals, bishops, and priests - who keep refusing to listen to the Word of God. Only a strong impulse from Our Lady will assist them in overcoming their heretical obstinacy and stubbornness.
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