Posted by: Richenda at Thursday July 1, 2010 in


Would one have called a priest in 12th century France FATHER David or BROTHER David if he was one of the early mendicant priests who lived with the people in their village, not in a monastery?
Heather Davids

Hi Heather!
I don’t know. Unfortunately, I have not looked into the French records. It’s hard enough to find English ones! I feel your frustration, though, in trying to figure this out. It can feel frustrating to try to find these little points of life detail. Try looking at academic works that cover the Scholastic Period to see what translations are available. In reading the translations, especially of letters, you will hopefully be able to gain information from how the letters are signed and addressed. Good luck in your search.

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