I am No Man!

*Beware- this video clip from the Lord of the Rings is for older children. It shows Eowyn and Merry battling the Witch King, which can be frightening.
If you skip the video, still go through the questions.

(View segment from 1:31 to 2:21)
In the battle for souls, who does the Witch King represent?

  • The Devil.

Did the hobbit Merry have a role in fighting the Witch King?

  • Yes!
  • He had to be courageous and fight even though he could not conquer the Witch King.

After Adam and Eve were tempted by the Devil, they committed the original sin by eating the forbidden fruit. Death entered the world. What then started between mankind and the devil?

  • A battle!
  • In Genesis 3:15, God says, “I will put enmity (meaning hatred or opposition like enemies) between you (the devil) and the woman (Eve), and between your offspring and hers.”

In some translations of Genesis 3:15, the next words are: 'she (Eve) will crush your head while you (the devil) strike her heel.' The Church sees in these words the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary and us with her. How is Eowyn conquering the Witch King similar to Mary defeating the Devil?

  • Eowyn thrust her weapon into the helmet of the Witch King which crushed his head, like the Virgin Mary crushes the head of Satan.
  • Just like Eowyn let Merry the hobbit fight along side of her, the Blessed Virgin Mary invites us to entrust ourselves to her and take up the weapon of her Rosary to fight along side her.

St. Maximilian Kolbe's Prophecy:

“Modern times are dominated by Satan and will be more so in the future.
The conflict with hell cannot be engaged by men, even the most clever.
The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan.
However, assumed into Heaven, the Mother of God now requires our cooperation.
She seeks souls who will consecrate themselves entirely to her, who will become in her hands effective instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spreading of God’s kingdom upon earth.”