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Aelred of Rievaulx, abbot c. He is one of the most lovable saints.
Of noble birth, Aelred first lived at the court of David, Kind of Scotland. There they thought him happy. Breaking the closest ties, he resolved to leave the world.
Inat the age of twenty-six, Aelred entered the Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx. Ten years later he became abbot, which he remained until his death in This monastery, where a great fervor and charity reigned, counted more than three hundred monks. Aelred who only sought "to love and to be loved", tasted pure happiness there whist making others happy.
Among the writings of St. Aelred there is one in which the charms of spiritual friendship are extolled in an incomparable manner. Aelred on the Need for Intimate Companionship It is no small consolation in this life to have someone you can unite with you in an intimate affection and the embrace of a holy love, someone in whom your spirit can rest, to whom you can pour out your soul, to whose pleasant exchanges, as to soothing songs, you can fly in sorrow A man who can shed tears with you in your worries, be happy with you when things go well, search out with you the answers to your problems, whom with the ties of charity you can lead into the depths of your heart; The above quote taken from an online article by Daniel Sternbergh on Aelred of Rivaulx.
This web page contains the only known medieval representation of Aelred. That spurred Integrity member, the late Howard Galley, one of the major architects of the Prayer Book, to initiate the actions which finally led to Aelred's inclusion: Pour into our hearts, O God, the Holy Spirit's gift of love, that we, clasping each the other's hand, may share the joy of friendship, human and divine, and with your servant Aelred, draw many to your community of love; through Jesus Christ the Righteous, who livers and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Cistercian Publicationssee esp. Basil Blackwell, pp. Aelred of Rievaulx, New York: Crossroad, In his earlier articles, McGuire, the foremost expert on early Cistercian bonding, professed to find explanations of Aelred as homosexual as "one-dimensional", but in this book he more forthrightly identifies Aelred as homosexual.
Sebastianmartyr d. Sebastian, about whom little is known, has been a subject for countless artists to portray the male body. Sebastian was killed by multiple arrow shots, an image of suffering and redemption which provided the basis for his cult.
Georges Eekhoud seems to have been the first to make the connection between the art of St. He suffered martyrdom in Rome at the beginning of the persecution of Diocletian.Nov 06, · People around the world face violence and inequality—and sometimes torture, even execution—because of who they love, how they look, or who they are.
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