Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI & Ambrose Autpert

So, yesterday (4/22/09) Pope Benedict XVI addressed a general audience in St. Peter's square and took as his theme, Ambrose Autpert, 8th-century monk, abbot of San Vincenzo al Volturno, and tutor of Charlemagne himself. You can watch a bit of it above. The full-text, however, can be found here. Apparently, this is "part of a catechetical series he is giving about great writers of the Church in the Middle Ages." He's already spoken on Bede and Boniface. I wonder who he'll do next? Anyway, I'm just going to throw this out there for you. The sermon's pretty bog-standard to my eyes, though it's interesting how papa manages to take a bit from Autpert and link it to the current global financial crisis. Who said Carolingians weren't relevant when discussing complex financial derivatives?

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