Willehad of Bremen

St. Willehad was a native of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom Northumbria...
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The Saga of the Patarenes

The middle of the 11th century was a time of crisis and reform i...
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The Leopard (Bestiary)

For medieval Christians, zoological knowledge about the animal w...
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Gens du Beaucet (d. 1127)

St. Gens du Beaucet (1104-1127) was a medieval French hermit-sai...
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Piety for the Dead in Merry England

Commemorations for the dead were a staple of life in medieval Ch...
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Four Contributions of the Cluniacs

In the year 910, Duke William of Aquitaine did something which w...
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Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (634-687)

It seems somewhat unjust to group St. Cuthbert amongst the ...
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Coronation of Charlemagne

If one were to have a basic literacy of the most important dates...
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Humility and Station in Life

While most Catholics are familiar with the concept of "state in ...
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The Legend of St. Maternus

St. Maternus is a semi-legendary figure from the history of the ...
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Ecclesiastical Property Ownership in the Middle Ages

One of the most commonly asserted statements about medieval Cath...
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Comparing Roman & Medieval Technology

One of the biggest myths underpinning the alleged host...
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Demonic Impregnation: Incubi and Succubi

This is the third installment in a series of essays studying the...
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Gesta Romanorum: The Severed Foot

The Gesta Romanorum was written at the turn o...
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Life in Medieval Cluny

Founded as part of the Benedictine reform in the early 10th cent...
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Capuciati and the Peace of Aquitaine (1183)

The long reign of the French King Philip Augustus (1180-1223) wa...
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Catholicism and Medievalism

Many of the challenges in the Church and world today could be re...
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Ostrich Eggs in the Liturgy

One of the most curious liturgical practices of the medieval Chu...
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Crusaders and Conversion

In the secular histories of modernity, it has become common to p...
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Cathar Apocalypticism

The medieval heretical sect of the Cathars are known for their ...
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Greenland's Hvalsey Church

To visit the ruin's of Greenland's Hvalsey Church is to take a p...
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St. Hildegard on Gemstones

One of the most remarkable minds of the medieval Church was St. ...
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Laesio Enormis

Catholic social teaching from the Middle Ages right up to the mo...
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Gregory the Great and the Reform of Penance

The term "Gregorian Reform" i...
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