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DEUS VULT per gladium Cruciatae III ex mari Carmeli (~1192 A.D.) zazzle.com/ProVaticanus Robert the Monk, who re-wrote the Gesta Francorum ca. 1120, added an account of the speech of Urban II at …More
DEUS VULT per gladium Cruciatae III ex mari Carmeli (~1192 A.D.) zazzle.com/ProVaticanus Robert the Monk, who re-wrote the Gesta Francorum ca. 1120, added an account of the speech of Urban II at the Council of Clermont, of which he was an eyewitness. The speech climaxes in Urban's call for orthodoxy, reform, and submission to the Church. Robert records that the pope asked western Christians, poor and rich, to come to the aid of the Greeks/Eastern Romans in the east: When Pope Urban had said these and very many similar things in his urbane discourse, he so influenced to one purpose the desires of all who were present, that they cried out, 'It is the will of God! It is the will of God!' When the venerable Roman pontiff heard that, with eyes uplifted to heaven he gave thanks to God and, with his hand commanding silence, said: Most beloved brethren, today is manifest in you what the Lord says in the Gospel, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them." Unless the Lord God had been present in your spirits, all of you would not have uttered the same cry. For, although the cry issued from numerous mouths, yet the origin of the cry was one. Therefore I say to you that God, who implanted this in your breasts, has drawn it forth from you. Let this then be your war-cry in combats, because this word is given to you by God. When an armed attack is made upon the enemy, let this one cry be raised by all the soldiers of God: It is the will of God! It is the will of God! Cf. Robert the Monk: Historia Hierosolymitana. in [RHC, Occ III.] Dana C. Munro, "Urban and the Crusaders", Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History, Vol 1:2, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1895), 5-8. Robert also reports that the cry of Deus lo vult was at first shouted in jest by the soldiers of Bohemond during their combat exercises, and later turned into an actual battle cry, which Bohemond interpreted as a divine sign. Ago tibi gratias Deo per instrumenta de J.Q.P. pro bono rei pubilicae. #DeusVult #Crusade #CrusaderSword patreon.com/ProVaticanus