#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”

#40.3, Thurs., Jan. 5, 2023

Historical setting: 590 C.E. The path to Annegray          On this very cold morning Brother Servant and another monk and I put the silks back on the four imperial horses and walk them back to Annegray. The ice on the creek is solid enough today even for the horses the walk over.           “It’s aContinue reading “#40.3, Thurs., Jan. 5, 2023”

#39.2, Tues., Dec. 6, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. a cottage between Annegray and Luxeuil          Colleen returned from meeting Father Columbanus in a far better state than when she left.  He has that gift.  She, who is usually stoic and unrattled by circumstances, seems nearly cheerful.          Ana asks if the worry over sin is settled. Colleen won’t yieldContinue reading “#39.2, Tues., Dec. 6, 2022”

Post #34.7, Tues., July 19, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E., Laon          We’ve made a long trek to deliver the message to the Bishop of Loan. While kings who are earthly brothers have wars among themselves, I wonder, do bishops who are spiritual brothers make a better peace? I’m discovering competition among these noblemen of the high church office. In theirContinue reading “Post #34.7, Tues., July 19, 2022”