Post #8.8, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Historical setting: A dark age in Gaul I break the silence with a comfortable question of fact.  “Did you speak to the bishop at the monastery when you were turned away, Brother Nic?”          “Oh yes, certainly I did. It was bishop himself who sent me away.”          “Did he offer a reason?”          “HeContinue reading “Post #8.8, Wednesday, May 20, 2020”

Post #6.2, Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. The site of the Cathedral Fire in Tours “I’ve no peapod with dust and yet I also have not been stricken by lightening. Are you sure a relic is needed to take notice of God’s grace?”          Young George lectures. “Really, Heretic Lazarus, what could you know of grace if youContinue reading “Post #6.2, Wednesday, March 4, 2020”

Post #6.1, Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. The site of the Cathedral Fire in Tours I have a suggestion for the young aristocrat. “If there is to be no rebuilding we could just turn this ash over with the clay saving the flowers of these weeds to make this place a great meadow of flowers! Imagine the wonderContinue reading “Post #6.1, Tuesday, March 3, 2020”

Post #5.11 Ash Wednesday, February 26

Historical Setting: 562 C.E. “Oh No! Please. These ashes are sacred.”          A tidily attired aristocratic youth struts with the flourish of an elder’s authority; or maybe it is simply the pomp of naive privilege. His accent and manor are conspicuously Frankish.          “So you are young George, the one concerned over these ashes? I’mContinue reading “Post #5.11 Ash Wednesday, February 26”