16 August 2010
CATEGORY: Saints: Stories & Symbols, The future and our choices — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
I have been following the debate over the building of a mosque at Ground Zero in Manhattan.
I have a counter proposal.
Let us build a chapel dedicated to Sts. Nunilo and Alodia next to the mosque.
Saints Nunilo and Alodia were a pair of 9th c. virgin martyrs in Huesca, Spain. They were born to a Muslim father and Christian mother. However, they chose their mother’s Christianity.
And so during the Emirate of Abd ar-Rahman II it came to pass that in these little girls were first put in a brothel and then were executed as apostates according to Sharia law.
Their feast day is 22 October.
I think their relics are in the Cathedral of Pamplona, having been translated a couple times.
So, what do you think? Perhaps this would put things into perspective for the current braindead politician of the hour, Michael Bloomberg, King (oops-Mayor) of New York City? I’m just sayin’… Ad majorem Dei gloriam, Sofia