Preparing the ground, sowing, reaping…

“For my part…I would say that the bad element of a group ought to be endured with patience when there are good members whom one may serve, but if there are no good members, then delivering oneself over to evil for the sake of the evil members becomes superfluous, especially when there are opportunities nearby for procuring a greater harvest…”

—Gregory the Great, The Life of Benedict


Today I use the translation of Costello & de Bhaldraithe, since as usual (and it will be the rule for the next month) I haven’t even the time I’m spending on this.

Thanks, dear reader, should you ever find me, for being my gadfly.


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Philologist, historian, and lover of great books, I started this blog to keep myself alert to the beauty of what I see amid the demands of my work.
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