Cathars - a quick encounter
The Siege of Montségur was a nine-month siege of the Cathar-held Château de Montségur by French royal forces starting in May 1243. After the castle surrendered, about 210 perfecti and unrepentant credentes were burned in a bonfire on 16 March 1244
For the Cathars, the laurel represented everything they strived for: deep love, personal mystical experience of God, freedom and peace. When they were murdered, they said: "The laurel wilts."
In 1321, the last cathar parfait Guillaume Bélibaste was burned at the stake, where he prophesied: "In 700 years, the laurel will become green again and good men and women will return."
2021 is 700 years from the utterance of that prophecy.
I was born on the 714th anniversary of the Montsegur burning day.
The following images are by Airpax