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{January 5, 2011}   The Price of Breaking the Rules in an Early-Medieval Monastery

Pope Gregory the Great was the Pontiff from 590-602 but before that he was the abbot of St Andrew’s Monastery on the outskirts of Rome. He recorded many of his experiences there, including one incident where a monk broke the rules against having personal possessions. He was found to have three gold pieces that he had been keeping to himself; Pope Gregory describes the consequences of his crime.

From: http://ping.fm/4JYYQ

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