Ruusbroec’s Legacy

Mystical Writings and Charismatic Teaching in the Fourteenth Century Jan van Ruusbroec (1293-1381) served as a chaplain in the collegiate Church of Saint Gudula in Brussels for twenty-five years (c. 1318-1343). Then he moved to the former hermitage of Groenendaal near Brussels as the co-founder of a new religious community of priests and laymen. In…

And my sweet love sat on a golden throne

An Extract from Nescio’s Little Poet The little poet had never fallen. To be a great poet and then to fall. When the little poet thought of what he wanted most, that was it. To amaze the world just once and just once have a fling with a poetess. He had had these thoughts repeatedly…