De Chrenecruda

Si quis hominem occiderit et totam facultatem data habuerit unde tota lege conpleat XII juratores donare debet quod nec super terram nec subtus terram plus facultatem non habeat quam jam donavit. Et postea debet in casa sua introire et de quattuor angulos terrae in pugno collegere et sic postea in duropullo hoc est in limitare […]

Cry Mea Culpa, and Lowly Kneel

  Archbishop Turpin, above the rest, Spurred his steed to a jutting crest. His sermon thus to the Franks he spake:— “Lords, we are here for our monarch’s sake; Hold we for him, though our death should come; Fight for the succour of Christendom. The battle approaches — ye know it well, For ye see […]

With Garrulous Loquacity

Below is the chapter appertaining to monastic silence from the Regula Monachorum of Columbanus Hibernus. Saint Columbanus (540 – 23 November 615; Irish: Columbán, meaning “the white dove”) was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries on the European continent from circa 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kingdoms, most notably Luxeuil (in present-day France) and Bobbio (Italy), and stands as an exemplar of Irish missionary activity in early […]