2213 Thu 16 Aug 2001
A couple of updates on yesterday's journal: I tried chatting with Mandy a second time and it worked, so I continued chatting past midnight. I slept in and so decided to do the Metaphysics assignment at home, rather in the library.
It was raining after today's Metaphysics class, so I read some Medieval Philosophy - a saint from Yorkshire St Aelred of Rievaulx. He was about 32 when he wrote "The Mirror of Charity". He writes in a practical, "down to earth" way: For example: "Even though we may not feel a great deal of love towards our fellow men, or even towards God, reason insists that we make the necessary effort to love."
I decided to look if there was a patron saint of lectors. According to "Patron Saints" written by Michael Freze in 1992 there are two: Saint Pollio (martyred in 304) and Saint Sabas (martyred in 372).
I thought Sabas, a Goth, was particularly inspirational. Here are some excerpts about him from "Butler's Lives of the Saints" (1956 edition):
Perhaps I will search the internet for more about him and add links to my lector's page.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 16 August 2001.