Post #32.10, Tues., May 24, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          Were we monks working side-by-side at the benches in a monastery we would ink the approved words copying manuscripts in silence and we would never know one another’s hopes or fears. Here we can talk freely to each other while the Rule of Columbanus is copied,Continue reading “Post #32.10, Tues., May 24, 2022”

Post #32.5, Weds., May 11, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          Ana continues her story, “I wrapped a swelling ankle for a young monk and he set about befriending me, Christian-to-Christian he would say, and we talked about our faith in God. But you know how those conversations can turn. Pretty soon he was telling me ofContinue reading “Post #32.5, Weds., May 11, 2022”

Post #24.7 Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          “It’s relentless! The stiff, unbent, notions get painted over the ancient stories and called doctrine. It is as though God needs to be reinvented in each war of Bishops called Councils.” I plead with the master of the inks.          “Scrape it clean and start again, Brother Lazarus.”          Continue reading “Post #24.7 Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021”