Post #23.9, Thursday, August 19, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          Brother August is telling me about the double monastery now called the Abby of the Holy Cross.          August explains, “While I was in the infirmary some of the nuns assigned to patient care were always whispering among themselves about how they were mistreated by the strict rule ofContinue reading “Post #23.9, Thursday, August 19, 2021”

Post #23.8, Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          Just before the silence Brother August was telling me of the women’s convent which I thought was named for St. Mary, Abbaye de Sainte-Marie, at Poitiers. He said it was renamed after a relic of the true cross that the abbess, Radigund, a queen, was able to acquire forContinue reading “Post #23.8, Wednesday, August 18, 2021”

Post #23.7, Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          As Brother August and I prepare to set the supper he chooses to speak to me about the whispers of the master of the scribes today in the scriptorium. He was asking of my training. Brother August, thinking I am my son, assumes I was taught to read andContinue reading “Post #23.7, Tuesday, August 17, 2021”