A Dominican apostolate, the confraternity is open to all Catholics (including married Catholics) who want to commit themselves to a chaste/pure life. It was founded in the 17th century and is based on an incident in the life of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Thomas’ family opposed his desire for the monastic life so his brothers kidnapped him and locked him in the family’s tower. They then hired a prostitute to seduce him hoping it would cure him of his wish to live as a chaste monk. Thomas’ flew into a rage, grabbing a red-hot iron poker from the fireplace he chased her out of the room. He then emblazoned a cross on the door, fell to the floor, and thanked God. Continue reading “The Angelic Warfare Confraternity”