#35.11, Weds. Aug. 24, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Marmoutier on the Loire          Saint Martin’s monastery here on the banks of the Loire, called Marmoutier, (That’s Martin’s monastery in French) is firmly grounded in the Benedictine Rule now. So this night we will stay here in a guest room with Ana wrapped in a monk’s wools so we won’tContinue reading “#35.11, Weds. Aug. 24, 2022”

Post #34.8, Weds., July 20, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Reims          The edges of kingdoms that meet in this vague land we travel may explain Reims. Like the aristocratic heritage of bishops, this city itself is steeped in ancient politics. It’s the legendary place of baptism and coronation of Clovis and Kings of the Franks to follow.  Now the bishopContinue reading “Post #34.8, Weds., July 20, 2022”