Blessed Theodore Author:Rev. Henri van Rooijen O.S.C. The story of a holy man, the Founder of the Crosiers. — The Third Crusade and Blessed Theodore. — The Third Crusade was a special event in history, especially for the participants. But this was only one among many crusades over two centuries of intense religious fervor. The Christians of Europe in the Middle Ages were passionate about God, the Chu... more »rch and their faith. They were ready and willing to make the full sacrifice for any religious cause.
The third Crusade began in the fall of 1187 when the city of Jerusalem was recaptured by Muslims from the earlier crusaders. It took 18 months to get it organized, another 18 months to make the trip, and 6 months more to discover that it was a failure. 100,000 brave crusaders set out on May 11, 1989, but only 10,000 made it all the way.« less