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Spring 2016 Burns Scholar Lecture at Burns Library, Boston College

  • 03/02/2016
  • 4:30 PM
  • John J. Burns Library, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Fifty Ways to Cleave Your Brother:
Mayhem, Mischief, & Misfits in
Medieval Irish Monasteries

Spring 2016 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Lecture
Presented by Dr. Colmán Ó Clabaigh, OSB

Wednesday, March 2
4:30 p.m.
John J. Burns Library, Boston College
Although St Benedict's Rule describes the monastery as a “household of God,” human frailty has meant that the reality is always more complicated. Br. Colmán, a monk of Glenstal Abbey, explores how ethnic rivalry, madness, alcohol abuse and personal ambition impacted the religious communities of late medieval Ireland.

The Boston College University Libraries and the Center for Irish Programs cordially invite you to attend a reception honoring Br. Colmán in the Library's Irish Room immediately following his lecture.

This event is free and open to the public but please let us know if you plan to attend by registering here: Burns Scholar lecture.

For more information about Br. Colmán and his research and publications, please visit bc.edu/burns.

For further information about the lecture, including directions and parking, please call (617) 552-3282.


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