Monday, March 04, 2013

A saint after my own heart.

St. Minutia, an 8th-century nun born in a region of what later became the Czech Republic, whose motto was:

Non pilus tam tenuis ut secari non possit.

Translation:  "No hair is too fine to be split."

More details on her life at this site, including that she is known (appropriately enough) as the Patron Saint of Cataloguers -- details which, like so much other historical information about the Middle Ages and the so-called "Dark Ages", exposes such mythologizing as the historically illiterate slander of Moderns (who began their scurrilous revisionism in this regard in earnest as long ago as the vaunted Renaissance).

No comments: