Medieval monks were already passionate people. How they reacted to being told “no” to new drawers as well as the arguments over whether or not they should even wear underwear in the first place really emphasizes this. Besides the history of monastic underwear, today’s episode also includes stories about a monk mooning his abbot (on purpose) and a monk mooning his king (accidentally).
Demons, demons, demons! These terrifying creatures are ready to grab unsuspecting souls at any moment. But are all of them as evil as they seem? Or could some possibly regret leaving Heaven in the first place?
Caesarius of Heisterbach’s The Dialogue on Miracles
Today at The Mediaeval Monk Podcast we are taking a look at The Rule of Saint Benedict! This text was widely used as a guideline to monastic life. I am reading the prologue as well as chapters 1 through 5.
In today’s episode, I discuss the medieval monastic wardrobe. I wrote several blog posts about this topic, so I wanted to discuss it again for everyone who likes listening to podcasts. Links to my articles are below. Each article cites the sources I used.
It’s officially NaNoWriMo! (NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month for anyone unaware.) During the month of November writers will try to write a novel/at least 50,000 words in a month. Or they will work on another project. It totally depends on what kind of writer they are. Some writers have a different number of words for their end goal, but 50,000 is pretty standard.
This year I am participating in NaNoWriMo so November will be pretty sparse regarding new blog posts. However, I will try to record some more podcast episodes!
In October I put up a poll on my Instagram story for what my next blog post should be about. These were the options:
Humors and their respective temperaments
Corporal punishment in medieval monasteries
Corporal punishments in medieval monasteries won!
Once NaNoWriMo is over, I’ll start working on that article.