Many years ago, I used to complain to Saint Cuthbert that this was all his fault. I was working on a master’s degree in medieval history at the time, and when I was not spending all my hours in Durham Cathedral, at Cuthbert’s shrine or in the cathedral close, I was wading through the complexities of Cuthbert’s vita, his hagiographical tradition, and an identity poised between Irish, Northumbrian, Roman, and Frankish worlds.
Hannah Matis. Covenant. 13 January 2020