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RE:I am a M/F/Other...

by Petruchio (Vicar)
on Feb 17, 2000 at 10:56 UTC ( #3608=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: I am a M/F/Other...
in thread I am a M/F/Other...

> Nuns are traditionally only minimally educated
> (enough to read the liturgy) while monks are very
> scholarly

Depends on the tradition you're looking at, and the era. There is strong evidence to indicate, for instance, that in the (mostly illiterate) Merovingian era, Christian nuns learned Latin, copied books, and even wrote.

Check out Hildegaard of Bingen, a somewhat later luminary. Bein' a nun ain't no shame.


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