Sicut turris David

Father John Hunwicke has a splendid series on Our Lady of Victories (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). Absolutely essential reading. Not to spoil it for you, but the three parts conclude:

The Immaculate and Ever-Virgin Lady of Victories, born aloft by the sculptors on billowing draperies, her gravity-defying bulgy baroque crown precariously perched upon her head, is the Woman of Triumph whom God is giving to this world, and he is giving her now. She treads down all the serpents of heresy; she crushes all the serpents of vice and corruption with her virgin and immaculate heel. Khaire, kataptosis ton daimonon! Her Immaculate Heart will prevail.

As for us, we remember the fourth antiphon at Vespers: Benedixit te Dominus in virtute sua, quia per te ad nihilum redegit inimicos nostros. Now, didn’t we just post something about so-called liturgical providence?