The Castle of Chivalry and Justice
Organizational and Information Meeting
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As a knight of St. Louis, I am on a crusade to raise a real medieval castle near St. Louis. If you are interested in this project, please consider the following information.
Why am I a knight and why am I on a crusade to build a real castle? see mission statement
Anyone who will affirm the following statements is welcome to assist us in raising a replica of a medieval castle here in our St. Louis area. The castle will stand upon one of our Missouri hills near one of the major interstates as a real working castle surrounded by a medieval village but also as a symbol to honor chivalrous boys and men who treat maidens and women with great respect and especially honor men who pledge their word to be faithful unto death in their marriages. When a man has kept this promise for thirty or more years, we encourage his wife to nominate him to our castle committee as a promise keeping husband and permit us to dub him one of America's knights in shining armor. Periodically we will invite such men and their families to the castle to be our guests. These men will be seated around a round table and dressed in suits of armor that we might hold them up in honor before all the boys and men of America as examples of how by God's grace men can be faithful to their marriage vow.
In addition the castle defend the rights of those victimized by men who use their strength to abuse, murder and unjustly treat anyone. The castle will stand for the victims and their families as a resource to get justice in our court systems and to do all it can to insure that men who think they can treat others in these ways with impunity find out that there is a terrible price to be paid. This castle will stand as a fortress of strength and a defender of those brutalized by men who eschew chivalry. True strength, power used humbly in service to others, will be honored and promoted.
The castle will be a place where school children can come to learn about what life was like hundreds of years ago. Walking across a drawbridge or riding over it in a medieval horse cart, they will travel back into time. Inside the castle, families may stay overnight and experience what life in a real castle. Because this will be an exact replica of a real castle, down to its very foundations and up to its high turreted ramparts and towers, history will be more than imagined, it will be lived.
Knights in armor will stand guard but will also tell true stories of chivalry of old and true stories of chivalry in our day. In the medieval village that will surround this castle, medieval crafts will be practiced and medieval products may be purchased to support the work of the castle. Young and old will enjoy trying on medieval garments and shoes as well as real steel armor. Medieval games like huckle-buckle-bean stalk will be enjoyed in the castle's large court yard. Beautiful flower and herb gardens will grace the paths leading up to and inside the village and castle. Climbing to the ramparts of the castle, all may enjoy the sweeping view of the Missouri countryside near the castle for it will be high upon one of our highest hills.
Anyone may join in support and help raise the castle, however, if you wish to be nominated for the governing board of the castle, please indicate your support for the following principles of the castle for it will be built upon these foundations: