Posted by: matt25 | April 16, 2009

The Templars knew it then and we still know it…

Something undeniably holy that could be seen, touched, kissed and venerated was priceless in the middle ages.  This was the true secret of the Templar order rather than some conspiracy that would “rock the foundation of the church”.

The connection of faith to our senses is still a powerful thing.  It has always been powerful which is why the Church uses holy water, candles, incense and music.  It was, I think, part of the reason that Jesus instituted the Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday.  It is a way of unifying in wholeness our body, mind, and soul.

It was also the reason that the Templars kept the Death Shroud of Jesus for 100 years.


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