Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Aelredus Riaevallensis

Today is the memorial of St. Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167). After spending some time in the court of King David I of Scotland, he became a Benedictine at Rievaulx Abbey, in modern day North Yorkshire. His most famous work is On Spiritual Friendship, which I discussed here.


By Alexander Penrose Forbes - The Historians of Scotland: The Lives of S. Ninian and S. Kentigern (frontispiece), Public Domain, Image Link