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“May You Flee, Fugitive World; Let Us Always Love Christ”

PrintThe following exhortation to remember what is of prime importance in life comes from the Carolingian scholar Alcuin’s poem “My Little Cell.”  After lamenting the loss, in his old age, of the monkish cell of his youth, Alcuin writes more … Continue reading

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