St. John Capistran
St. John was chosen by God to deliver Europe from Islam. Supported by the noble Hungarian, John Hunyades, he enrolled 70,000 Christians. These improvised warriors had no other arms but forks and flails. By their bravery John obtained the victory
of the Cross over the Crescent.
I will rejoice in the Lord; and I will joy in God my Jesus; the Lord God is my strength. — Introit
The Imitation of Christ
Thou art my hope, my confidence, my comforter, and in all things most faithful.
Through the prayers and following the suggestion of St. John, 12,000 of a hostile horde were turned away from the city without bloodshed.
Tennyson says: More is wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. It is said of St. Teresa that she converted by her prayers as many souls as St. Francis Xavier baptized, and we are told he baptized a million. If you have a real desire to
be a missionary right now and want to help to spread God’s kingdom, do as much as you can now by prayer.
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. — Tennyson