Thus wrote the humble monk
Thus wrote the humble monk, who spent the whole of his life within the same monastery and who died a few years after he wrote these words on this very day.
This humble monk who made “brief notes” would be recognized as the most learned man of his day and one of the Church’s greatest historians.
Not long after his death, he was known as “the Venerable” and in 1899, more than a thousand years after his death (in 735), Bede the Venerable would be declared a Doctor of the Church.
(from an earlier post)