The Saint vs. the Scholar (Jon M. Sweeney)

The word¬†monastery seemed rather commonplace and easy to spell, I thought, until my¬†Medieval philosophy course in college. There, our French-born professor who retained her thick accent pronounced it clearly: "mon-AH-ster-y." The word came up first when she spoke of Peter Abelard and his love affair with Heloise. With that introduction, we began our comparatively mundane, … Continue reading The Saint vs. the Scholar (Jon M. Sweeney)

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