History Girls

{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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

et cetera
%d bloggers like this: