So I had an idea for my research paper, but the teacher offhandly remarked during the lecture that the question I was thinking of is a mystery which has not been solved and which there really aren't any good clues for. So, doesn't seem like fruitful ground for inquiry for a 1-quarter course. I'll see if there's something else related to the question that is answerable. The question was, if you're wondering, about eucharistic practices of certain early monasteries. As in, how did they manage, since the founders weren't ordained and they were off in the middle of nowhere. Specifically with respect to Anthony, Scetis, the Pachomians, but it's also apparently a problem for early Benedictines. The slightly later rules mention more frequent celebration of the sacraments [eg, on Saturday and Sunday for Pachomius], but it's not clear where the priests are coming from in the beginnings. Various permutations of the question, "What's the deal, yo?" were floating through my mind, but none quite reworkable yet given the purported lack of info. Well, office hours and such is a good place to discuss.
Did a mile time trial today. 8:21, yo. Not great, plenty of room for improvement, but I'm happy, given my present state of health [shoddy, and with a bad cold to boot].
I'M HOLDING OUT FOR YOU, LAUNDRY PILE!
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