#40.4, Tues., Jan. 10, 2023

Historical setting: 590 C.E. The path back to Annegray          As we walk the horses back we are discussing the plans for the new monastery. We’ve heard it would be a double monastery with both men and women.          Brother Servant explains, “I’ve asked Father Columbanus about this because of my particular circumstance.” Brother Servant,Continue reading “#40.4, Tues., Jan. 10, 2023”

#35.4, Tues., August 9, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. King Guntram’s castle in Châlons          I am graciously received by this king. As a messenger from Father Columbanus I am accustomed to greetings of disgruntlement from bishops. But here the king wishes to hear from me and he has lots of questions about Father Columbanus and the community at Annegray.Continue reading “#35.4, Tues., August 9, 2022”

Post #32.8, Weds., May 18, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          Ana is telling me a terrible story, I would try not to listen if I could. She has been released from the hold of a young monk, by the flailing of her knee.  She tells me she was surprised he released her, as he fell. IContinue reading “Post #32.8, Weds., May 18, 2022”