Borgia BURNED Italian Reformer Saint Girolamo Savonarola!!
Vespucci (uncle of Amerigo) was the chief opponent of Saint Girolamo
and the enforcer for Pope Borgia in Florence!!
Savonarola was a Florentine Dominican monk who was HORRIFIED by
the scandalous conduct of Pope Borgia and his many bastard children.
He was the forerunner of Martin Luther, but unlike Martin Luther,
the only "bible" available to him was the corrupt Latin
Vulgate Version of Jerome. He was a spellbinder and great crowds
flocked to hear his sermons.
1490, Savonarola began his sermons in the pulpit of San Marco
with the interpretation of the Apocalypse. His success was complete.
All Florence thronged to hear him, so that from his sermons in
the cathedral he acquired a constantly growing influence over
in no uncertain terms Pope Borgia, Lorenzo de Medici, and the
corrupt lives of the Florentines.
who listened to his sermons was a moneychanger named AMERIGO
VESPUCCI from the House of Medici. In 1491, his father sent
him to Spain to finance the voyage of PIRATE Christopher Columbus.
felt he could avert the doom of Babylon by stealing the New World
from John Cabot and Richard Amerika.
Girolamo and the Bible
Florentine saint was mighty in the Scriptures but unfortunately the
only "bible" available to him at that time was the corrupt
blunt sword of the Roman Catholic Latin Vulgate Version.
Even with that mighty handicap
our hero held the hell bound spellbound as he expounded the Holy Scriptures:
when it was a question of convincing others, silencing the conceit
and importunity of the learned, or of winning general belief for extraordinary
things, the authority of a book was indispensable in that age. But
what authority could he accept save that of the Holy Scriptures, the
only book in which he had faith? Who would dare to resist the word
of the Lord? The Bible had been the surest guide of his youth, the
consoler of his griefs; it had educated and formed his mind. There
was no verse in it that he had not committed to memory, no page that
he had not commented on, and from which he had not derived some idea
for his sermons. By force of study and meditation he had ceased to
regard the Bible as a book. It was a world, a living, speaking, infinite
world, in which the past, present, and future were revealed to him.
He could not open the Holy Scriptures without feeling exalted by the
thought of reading the Word of God, and he discerned in it the microcosm,
as it were of the whole universe, the allegory of the whole history
of the human race." (Villari,
Life and Times of Giralomo Savonarola, pp. 117-118 ).
of the Vanities—Saint Girolamo cleaned up filthy Florence!!
great crusading Reformer Savonarola was a true disciple of the Apostle
Paul. When the Apostle Paul preached the Gospel at Ephesus, the people
came and burned the accursed images and books of Diana of the Ephesians:
of them also which used curious arts brought their books together,
and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them,
and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver."(Acts 19;19).
the people of Florence to do the same and thousands of pagan books,
filthy pictures, lewd literature, dice, playing cards, etc., etc. were
destroyed. It was called the BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES!!
Under his anointing
preaching, all the dens of vice (prostitution) closed as did the theater
with their lewd plays and shows. Gambling dens and the racetrack closed
also as FLorence became a literal HEAVEN ON EARTH for the short time
that the Saint ruled the Republic.
Girolamo was tortured and burned by order of Pope Borgia!!
Borgia tried to
"buy" Savonarola by making him a Cardinal. Savonarola refused
to be bribed so the Pope used other tactics. He got the Franciscan
monks to speak out against Savonarola and then excommunicated and
arrested him. He was tortured and put to death by burning. Savonarola
refused to renounce his beliefs unto death.
monument in Ferrara, Italy.
Saint Girolamo Savonarola at the Reformation Monument in Worms,
GREAT Reformer was only 46 years old when he was strangled and burned.
Had he lived . . . Florence . . . and not Wittenberg . . . would have
been the birthplace of the Glorious Reformation!!
instituted the selling of indulgences!!
It was the selling
of God's free pardon that enraged Saint Martin Luther and led to the
blessed Reformation. Borgia instituted that fraud by selling a pardon
to those who could not come to Rome for the Jubilee Year of 1500. Had
the great Savonarola lived, the Reformation would have begun in FLORENCE
. . . not Wittenberg:
second plan was the selling of indulgences, a thing that had never
been done before: these indulgences affected people who had
been prevented by reasons of health or by business from coming to
Rome for the Jubilee; the journey by this expedient was rendered unnecessary,
and sins were pardoned for a third of what it would have cost, and
just as completely as if the faithful had fulfilled every condition
of the pilgrimage.
For gathering in this tax a veritable army of collectors
was instituted, a certain Ludóvico della Torre at their head.
The sum that Alexander brought into the pontifical treasury is incalculable,
and some idea of it may gathered from the fact that 799,000 livres
in gold was paid in from the territory of Venice alone." (Dumas,
The Crimes of the Borgias, pp. 151-152).
and his "crime family" inspired Mario Puzo to write
1969, Italian-Cabotian writer Mario
Puzo wrote a worldwide bestseller entitled The Godfather.
Don Vito Corleone and his son Michael were really based on the real
life careers of Alexander Borgia and his son Cesare. However, the Mafia
were CHOIRBOYS compared to the Borgia crime family:
was fascinated with Renaissance Italy, and especially with the Borgia
family. He swore that they were the original crime family, and that
their adventures were much more treacherous than any of the stories
he told about the Mafia. He believed the Popes were the first Dons—Pope
Alexander the greatest Don of all.
For most of the years we spent together, Mario told Borgia stories.
Their escapades both shocked and amused him, and he even rewrote some
of the incidents to make them contemporary enough to put in his Mafia
The Family, p. 371).
Here is a quote
from page 304 of this wonderful Puzo exposé of the Borgia crime
of the Borgia crime family by Mario Puzo. Wonder why this great
tome has not been made into a movie??
it was the Borgia clan that Filofila made the target for his most
He sang out in rhyme about their orgies in the Vatican, their
murders in Rome and in all the city-states of Italy. His verse
was eloquent, his prose exquisite, when he took up his pen to
claim that Pope Alexander had used simony to purchase the papacy,
or that he had twenty natural children. He had betrayed the Crusades,
stealing money from Peter's Pence to pay Cesare Borgia's soldiers,
making his son master of Romagna and forcing the Papal States
to heel. And for what? To support his family, his bastard children,
his mistresses, his orgies. And even more: as if committing incest
with his natural daughter were not enough, he had taught her to
poison his rich enemies in the college of cardinals and then traded
her off in marriage more than once to cement his alliances with
other powerful families of Italy. One marriage was annulled; the
other ended in widowhood—that condition brought about by
her own natural brother, Cesare Borgia."
(Puzo, The Family, p. 304).
executioner, Don Michelotto, killed this poet and chopped his
body up into several pieces before throwing it over the wall of
the Palazzo Orsini in Rome. This was the way that Pope Borgia
ended freedom of the press back in Renaissance Italy!!
Mario Puzo does not mention the greatest crime of all: the theft of
the New World by Borgia, Amerigo Vespucci, Portugal, and Spain.
Godfather was made by a Vatican owned film studio!!
did the movie makers realize that they were filming the Borgia clan
in action when they made The Godfather. Here is a quote from
the book The Vatican Exposed:
this time Michele Sindona developed a close working relationship with
Charles Bludhorn of Gulf & Western. The new friends engaged in
trading worthless stocks back and forth at face value to create a
false market. In 1972 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
demanded a halt to the two men's ceaseless exchange of securities.
Also during this time, Gulf & Western—through its motion
picture company, Paramount Pictures—was filming The Godfather,
a glamorous look at life in the Mafia. Immobilaire, the giant real
estate and construction firm Sindona had purchased from the Vatican,
owned Paramount Studios in Hollywood, where the film was shot. Through
arrangements with Bludhorn, profits from the Coppola epic flowed into
Sindona's banks and companies along with millions from the Mafia's
international narcotics trade. Life, indeed, was imitating art"
(Williams, The Vatican Exposed, p. 125).
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French), The Macmillian Co., New York, 1907. First published in France
Mario. The Family. HarperCollins, New York, 2001.
Roberto. The Life of Girolamo Savonarola. Alfred A. Knopf.
New York, 1959.
Girolamo Fra, The Triumph of the Cross, (Translated from the
Italian), Sands & Co., London, 1901.
Professor Pasquale. Life and Times of Girolamo Savonarola.
(Translated from the Italian by Linda Villari), London, 1888.
Paul L. The Vatican Exposed: Money, Murder & the Mafia.
Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, 2003.
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