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  • 2015 March 22: Bernard of Clairvaux

    March 17, 2015 13:36

     Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was born on the outskirts of Dijon in Burgundy into a knight's family and educated in the fashion of medieval aristocracy. His mother in particular exerted a great spiritual influence on him, and her death when Bernard was 17 marked for him the beginning of his "long path to complete conversion."  (more )

  • 2015 March 8: Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament

    March 08, 2015 10:30

    In 1802, 32 years old, the inescapable reality of his deafness finally silently crashing in on him (in an era before hearing aids, lip-reading or sign language*), Beethoven wrote a letter to his two brothers... (more )

  • 2015 March 1: Trying NOT to be Something You ARE...

    March 01, 2015 10:30

    Most questions in Life, the Universe and Everything don't fall into simple True/False categories. As much as I would have liked all my school exams to be entirely True/False questions, my teachers were too smart for that! (more )

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