obat chloramphenicol palmitate synthroid on a full stomach moller allegra 900 optimal zoloft dosage propecia brand bottle of 90 cost of propecia costco anastrozole 1mg tablet do they make you ache. forum glucophage costo en mexico cellulitis cephalexin treatment minipress xl smpc iphone-accessory.cn seroquel while drinking furosemide bij hond childlabor-payson.org 600 mg wellbutrin xl dosage gabapentin 200 mg chloromycetin 1 silm?¤voide efectos secundarios de la pastilla atarax de 10 mg flagyl syrup cats dose diarrhea escitalopram oxalate clonazepam tablet work does amoxicillin contain hcg azithromycin 500 how long till start to work sta je lijek ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg alkolden sonra cialis aasoc.pl vancampinc.com alternative zu tamsulosin can you take robaxin with cymbalta wat doet singulair will celexa show up in a drug test agenzia turismo cipro irishphil.com kamagra baownbeuv online prednisone for allergy dosage augmentin side effects and alcohol clopidogrel aspirin brand name kamagra i thailand when to take olanzapine possible to od on zoloft yusimox amoxicillin bonne ovulation avec clomid mais pas enceinte efek obat piroxicam 20 mg can i take viagra after head surgery what does authentic viagra look like nightanddaysoireeanimation.com azithromycin for sooner periods gabapentin use in muscle pain during pregnancy ondansetron or diphenhydramine better pregnancy prednisone for back inflammation cytotec 200mg untuk ape omeprazole and esomeprazole difference race 6 beating a ua with lasix erythromycin ophthalmic ointment drug guide topamax pendant grossesse jethroshouse.co.uk lamisil cream can hal ringworm how long can you take doxycycline for acne how long after taking fluconazole can i get pregnant viagra equivalent over the counter in south africa clomid second time round mosteckoonline.cz accidentally took too much prednisone liquid form of sildenafil taking propranolol with diazepam how i buy viagra in holland zovirax cream dispenser buy buspirone for cats actionbinaire.net can seroquel cause positive drug test bactrim and migraine topiramate night eating disorder commercial fluconazole tablets newhollandcommunications.de kamagra 100mg ajania albuterol 0.083 2.5 mg 3ml erythromycin ophthalmic ointment pregnancy category cephalexin type antibiotic best price nexium canada propranolol e renina generic drug for micardis plus herbal viagra in ireland levonorgestrel 0.15mg ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms smith-jennings.com viagra shop in chennai desogen increased libido pliant zovirax upd315.com 2exhibitions.com azithromycin 1 dose warchiwach.pl ibicisi.com huaxzw.com vbtube.com metoprolol toprol nlotus.com suivi consommation orange mobicarte foods to avoid with flagyl amigosdeamerica.org hpaulsantmire.com baixan.com coreg cr 10mg cost of cabergoline nz 1819wine.com order viagra by mastercard neurontin 100mg pill identifier worldtravelandtourservices.com what price are augmentin duo in ireland doxepin 50 mg patient review green earth invigorating shampoo brand levitra from canada cytotec online en panama accutane 20 mg price in pakistan hoxtonradio.com can taking levitra cause permanent tinnitus coupons for montelukast 5mg prednisone and antihistamines together hollisterlancasterlaw.com smith-jennings.com millteksport.pl how long do side effects of thyroxine last zantac and singulair order viagra plus online viagra for sale online uk hashtonim.com medievalcostumesandgifts.com phenergan supreme court wyeth how much do seroquel sell for medievalcostumesandgifts.com maca e estradiolo nicetouristanbul.com nazilliescortbayan.com how much does lisinopril cost in mexico erythromycin tween 80 what does fluconazole tablet do for itch 150 mg zovirax acyclovir suspension cost healthpromotionadvocates.org warfarin sodium 5 mg tablets which better priligy or viagra blog.fiberwire.ca peruvian viagra lamisil chafing la depo provera es anticonceptivo para gata how many mg of tetracycline for tooth infection buy amaryllis bulbs wholesale irishphil.com stomach cramps on tamoxifen what time should you take paxil amoxicillin abgesetzt alkohol can you split olanzapine tablets buspar pamplemousse elavil 10 mg alcool gophercount.com webfin.pl metformin 500 mg mf1 rizatriptan addiction iphone5sreview.nl prednisone 10 mg rox propecia online no prescription what is phenergan medication sediaan plavix finasteride 1mg malaysia propecia price azithromycin 7146 how long do you take llevaquin for prostatitis elavil and pre existing conditions can amitriptyline cause mouth ulcers atenolol 100mg tablet hedleyenterprises.co.uk zithromax dari farmasi mana cyproheptadine hot flashes phenergan under 3 years old free nexium medicine lecithin and warfarin interaction valtrex before ivf dog ate lopressor ofloxacin gonorrhea chlamydia cytotec 2da dosis zofran cats dosage can you take tramadol and propranolol together can phenergan tab be sold over the counter buy generic viagra that take paypal zonisamide wellbutrin weight loss indocin with tylenol ventolin batch azithromycin amoxicillin combination flagyl pregnancy category what is diet icd 9 code for portal vein thrombosis satterfieldusa.com stopping accutane 2 weeks early medievalcostumesandgifts.com order fincar baownbeuv amitriptyline bedplassen can lamisil be used for genital warts cipro low cost voli happydeal4u.com montelukast api price fluconazole not working augmentin o amoxil 12 h tabletas albuterol sulfate side effects sertraline dosage pediatrics augmentin causa candida erythromycin untuk batuk sildenafil pfizer online kaufen acyclovir 400 mg once daily zyvoxid 600 mg cena side efects of gabapentin600ml gabapentin 100mg for pe vancampinc.com prednisone dose pack 10 mg neck injury is generic plavix coming out in may wast.org.uk efectos adversos metoprolol buy erythromycin tablets online cipro 500 mg endikasyonu starting dose for abilify sarasotacojail.com ivermectina calox tableta de 6 mg glucophage free meijer can you take zoloft and flexeril while ttc medications like clomid maxalt 10 mg purchase amitriptyline fluconazole in early pregnancy bnf buy thyroxine at boots gophercount.com plavix refill arman-crusher.com medicosefectivos.net bupropion 300 xl loss of balance side effects of fluconazole on menstrual cycle ciprofioxacimo tab. 500g would viagra affect warfarin walmart acyclovir price levothyroxine pill sizes sertraline hcl 50 mg price metformin helps depression generic viagra name thumbuy.com i accidently took 2 cialis how much is watson albuterol sulfate worldwide-yacht-charter.com special on cialis 1819wine.com deltasone guercmorteo no prescription sildenafil citrate equivalent to sildenafil 100 mg amlodipine 5 mg nexium otc price who is the actress on the cialis commercial augmentin ve alkol kullanimi isotretinoin capsules usp 10 mg price lipitor 40 mg canada comprar cytotec 200 mg en ecuador over the counter viagra in canada neurontin pain headaches nightanddaysoireeanimation.com xenical dry mouth can you drink while on prednisone for poison ivy calendarfly.com famvir 750 mg precio kamagra oral jelly reviews doxycycline hyclate treat gonorrhea zofran anxiolytic valtrex daily and low playelets im olanzapine and po clonazepam banganderson.co.uk what is max dosage in one day of cialis levitra discount prednisone while sick is frequent urination a side effect of lipitor blue viagra pill user reviews on wellbutrin ghorse trazodone fungsi obat clozapine 25 mg designtide.jp can i take clarithromycin with amoxicillin pregnancy symptom while taking clomid facial hair propecia 50 mg of baclofen buy generic stromectol clopidogrel film coated tablets pakistan price generic celexa at walmart albuterol breathing treatments for toddlers amoxicillin missed viagra premature ejectulation novoquin ciprofloxacino 500 mg long does propranolol last seroquel dosage for elderly dementia muteber.com cialis predaj nitra antibiotics generics for boils vrlaksaraytransfer.com buea.net side effects of atenolol 50 mg avnai.com alatnj.org cialis tent commercial low dose isotretinoin for acne medicosefectivos.net cdfeorellana.com iheartjonahbees.net ketoconazole vs nizoral ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel pills iheartjonahbees.net what does fluconazole 150 mg tablet treat hlahlaaung.com telmesartan and propranolol for hypertension a1commerce.com myghsy.com can i buy viagra in cuba las pastillas de genoprazol contiene misoprostol phenergan 9 month old informacion del aciclovir webfin.pl vintagevideo.co.uk cost of penicillin antibiotics ireland warfarin uk guidelines acyclovir online usa metformin hoher blutdruck aciclovir guercmorteo reviews kamagra men women xenical combien par jour isotretinoin actavis mieliala wellbutrin xl excessive sweating michaelgahler.de vbtube.com sildenafil newborn dosage diltiazem 3a4 inhibitor can i put viagra in water plavix cost in england millteksport.pl how much viagra cost with insurace cipro vs augmentin uti huaxzw.com lexapro breastfeeding side effects baby wendy-unes.com azithromycin how does its cost in sa muslimdate.com viri erect kegunaan verapamil diazepam and cialis mixing opposto al viagra how long before i take cialis dose lethal dosage of neurontin propranolol 160 mg lp missed citalopram dose side effects difference between metformin and sulfonylurea is cephalexin safe to take during pregnancy wrestling-news.com newhollandcommunications.de hillsidesanctuary.com cipro 500xr price metformin hcl 1000 mg vintagevideo.co.uk metformin and clomid without pcos breast enlargement with prednisone treatment when did levaquin come on the market acyclovir side effects back pain mediatrax.com can i take cialis before a colonoscopy stop taking plavix can you eat before oral surgery 2exhibitions.com levofloxacino de 750 mg es normal corta la menstruacion nightanddaysoireeanimation.com metformin weight loss journal doxycycline 100mg 250 tablets for dogs amitriptyline fk cialis side effects insomnia a1commerce.com bactrim mg dose for uti tamoxifen holland and barrett levaquin and drinking milk where to purchase viagra in india myghsy.com isotretinoin capsules 120mg side effects wpmodder.com pregnancy category of cephalexin lexapro topamax dose for weight loss cerisdieventi.com buspirone hcl price jethroshouse.co.uk irishphil.com muteber.com viagra online canada generic 75mg quetiapine and 2 bottles of wine bt.sklep.pl doxycycline bertibarots uses amlodipine side effects peripheral neuropathy fludrocortisone conversion tomprednisone vitix ok with levothyroxine escitalopram price walgreens hedleyenterprises.co.uk uniquesarawak.com aneyron.com myghsy.com micardis generic alternative tamoxifeno tecnofarma medroxyprogesterone 10mg for 5 days 283858.net ist pregnancy in seventh day of clomid effect of orlistat on ultrastructure of the liver does anyone take cialis with prozac metspirit.com mkvisio.pl dimensioni follicoli con clomid sousyakai.net arthurstractors.com wpmodder.com voltaren forte gel 150 google reduce metformin dose levitra 20mg packungsbeilage misoprostol cost in india warfarin cyp3a4 can augmentin be used for a sinus infection kamagra online pharmacy uk paypal cipro for pseudomonas cellulitis stuff coming of hands during die off fluconazole que es el clomid y para que sirve tamsulosina normon symptoms cymbalta treats zoloft with shrooms viagra discount drug how soon will doctor prescribe clomid buying antibiotics in hong kong amlodipine atenolol combination brands in pak vintagevideo.co.uk kegunaan obat licodexon 05 mengandung dexamethasone cipro fisco nlpcloud.net isotretinoina y embarazo pulmicort vs. proventil alatnj.org will viagra give me stronger erections furosemide 12.5 mg tablets furosemide 40 mg once daily ile-au-tresor.net is it okay to mix lamisil cream and cortison ibizaglobalradio.com cialis generic prospect wellbutrin xl peak adult doseage of cymbalta can metformin mimic pregnancy symptoms prednisone help fibromyalgia dubai viagra price mytime99.com informatyk-szczecin.com.pl how much does piroxicam cost avnai.com 10mg accutane week 2 farmacias que venden viagra femenino clopidogrel intermediate metabolizer prozac fda approval 1987 zamjena za propranolol u trudnoci voltaren high zyprexa overdose side effects nolvadex for pct only bemalingsplan.com ansbach-direkt.de hsv acyclovir dosing ciprofloxacin effet secondaire mix albuterol ipratropium does metformin help with acne plavix lupus anticoagulant composition chimique de viagra cialisgold 800mg reviews prednisone cold sores afdoor.com can you drink alcohol after finishing clomid mspnor.com w3asia.com para que serve neo metformin septra 200 metformina clorhidrato sandoz mycities.com.au w3asia.com ciprofloxacin eye drops for kids napabusinessadvantage.com side effects of ciprofloxacin 500mg in dogs baclofen leak uso veterinario de levofloxacina can cipro cause vertigo newhollandcommunications.de irishphil.com irishphil.com plavix lawsuit heart attack nicetouristanbul.com unable to reach climax on cialis pregabapentin 25mg sildenafil citrate 10mg hashtonim.com proscar tablet di indonesia coreg 3 streetstylesinfo.com cialis price prescription demadex and lasix how much is azithromycin 500mg estradiol to induce period drug azithromycin use menustrial cycle buy tetracycline online uk does clomid make you feel hungry ofloxacin metronidazole pid can i take viagra while taking crestor

St. Bede

May 25
by www.ewtn.com | Source: www.ewtn.com/SaintsHoly
20120517_St_Bede.jpgSt. Bede

Historian and Doctor of the Church, born 672 or 673; died 735. In the last chapter of his great work on the "Ecclesiastical History of the English People" Bede has told us something of his own life, and it is, practically speaking, all that we know. His words, written in 731, when death was not far off, not only show a simplicity and piety characteristic of the man, but they throw a light on the composition of the work through which he is best remembered by the world at large. He writes:

Thus much concerning the ecclesiastical history of Britain, and especially of the race of the English, I, Baeda, a servant of Christ and a priest of the monastery of the blessed apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, which is at Wearmouth and at Jarrow (in Northumberland), have with the Lords help composed so far as I could gather it either from ancient documents or from the traditions of the elders, or from my own knowledge. I was born in the territory of the said monastery, and at the age of seven I was, by the care of my relations, given to the most reverend Abbot Benedict [St. Benedict Biscop], and afterwards to Ceolfrid, to be educated. From that time I have spent the whole of my life within that monastery, devoting all my pains to the study of the Scriptures, and amid the observance of monastic discipline and the daily charge of singing in the Church, it has been ever my delight to learn or teach or write. In my nineteenth year I was admitted to the diaconate, in my thirtieth to the priesthood, both by the hands of the most reverend Bishop John [St. John of Beverley], and at the bidding of Abbot Ceolfrid. From the time of my admission to the priesthood to my present fifty-ninth year, I have endeavored for my own use and that of my brethren, to make brief notes upon the holy Scripture, either out of the works of the venerable Fathers or in conformity with their meaning and interpretation.

After this Bede inserts a list or Indiculus, of his previous writings and finally concludes his great work with the following words:

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.

It is plain from Bedes letter to Bishop Egbert that the historian occasionally visited his friends for a few days, away from his own monastery of Jarrow, but with such rare exceptions his life seems to have been one peaceful round of study and prayer passed in the midst of his own community. How much he was beloved by them is made manifest by the touching account of the saints last sickness and death left us by Cuthbert, one of his disciples. Their studious pursuits were not given up on account of his illness and they read aloud by his bedside, but constantly the reading was interrupted by their tears. "I can with truth declare", writes Cuthbert of his beloved master, "that I never saw with my eyes or heard with my ears anyone return thanks so unceasingly to the living God."

Even on the day of his death (the vigil of the Ascension, 735) the saint was still busy dictating a translation of the Gospel of St. John. In the evening the boy Wilbert, who was writing it, said to him: "There is still one sentence, dear master, which is not written down." And when this had been supplied, and the boy had told him it was finished, "Thou hast spoken truth", Bede answered, "it is finished. Take my head in thy hands for it much delights me to sit opposite any holy place where I used to pray, that so sitting I may call upon my Father." And thus upon the floor of his cell singing, "Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost" and the rest, he peacefully breathed his last breath.

The title Venerabilis seems to have been associated with the name of Bede within two generations after his death. There is of course no early authority for the legend repeated by Fuller of the "dunce-monk" who in composing an epitaph on Bede was at a loss to complete the line: Hac sunt in fossa Bedae . . . . ossa and who next morning found that the angels had filled the gap with the word venerabilis.

The title is used by Alcuin, Amalarius and seemingly Paul the Deacon, and the important Council of Aachen in 835 describes him as venerabilis et modernis temporibus doctor admirabilis Beda. This decree was specially referred to in the petition which Cardinal Wiseman and the English bishops addressed to the Holy See in 1859 praying that Bede might be declared a Doctor of the Church.

The question had already been debated even before the time of Benedict XIV, but it was only on 13 November, 1899, that Leo XIII decreed that the feast of Venerable Bede with the title of Doctor Ecclesiae should be celebrated throughout the Church each year on 27 May. A local cultus of St. Bede had been maintained at York and in the North of England throughout the Middle Ages, but his feast was not so generally observed in the South, where the Sarum Rite was followed.

Bedes influence both upon English and foreign scholarship was very great, and it would probably have been greater still but for the devastation inflicted upon the Northern monasteries by the inroads of the Danes less than a century after his death. In numberless ways, but especially in his moderation, gentleness, and breadth of view, Bede stands out from his contemporaries. In point of scholarship he was undoubtedly the most learned man of his time. A very remarkable trait, noticed by Plummer (I, p. xxiii), is his sense of literary property, an extraordinary thing in that age.

He himself scrupulously noted in his writings the passages he had borrowed from others and he even begs the copyists of his works to preserve the references, a recommendation to which they, alas, have paid but little attention. High, however, as was the general level of Bedes culture, he repeatedly makes it clear that all his studies were subordinated to the interpretation of Scripture. In his "De Schematibus" he says in so many words: "Holy Scripture is above all other books not only by its authority because it is Divine, or by its utility because it leads to eternal life, but also by its antiquity and its literary form" (positione dicendi).

It is perhaps the highest tribute to Bedes genius that with so uncompromising and evidently sincere a conviction of the inferiority of human learning, he should have acquired so much real culture. Though Latin was to him a still living tongue, and though he does not seem to have consciously looked back to the Augustan Age of Roman Literature as preserving purer models of literary style than the time of Fortunatus or St. Augustine, still whether through native genius or through contact with the classics, he is remarkable for the relative purity of his language, as also for his lucidity and sobriety, more especially in matters of historical criticism. In all these respects he presents a marked contrast to St. Aldhelm who approaches more nearly to the Celtic type.

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows Catholic.net to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to Catholic.net right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular