Session Title

Floral Metaphors in the Material and Spiritual Culture of Medieval Monasticism

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan Univ.

Organizer Name

Jason Crow

Organizer Affiliation

Monash Univ.

Presider Name

Martha Krieg

Presider Affiliation

Indepedent Scholar

Paper Title 1

On the Rejected Flower of Eden and Other Flowers

Presenter 1 Name

Rose Marie Tillisch

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Folkekirkens Uddannelses- og Videnscenter

Paper Title 2

Prized Flowers or Discarded Fruit? Carolingian Reflections on the Sources of Monastic Education

Presenter 2 Name

Matthew Ponesse

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Ohio Dominican Univ.

Paper Title 3

Garden-Craft in the Writings of Aelred of Rievaulx

Presenter 3 Name

Jason Crow

Paper Title 4

"The Wine that Gladdens the Heart of Man": Wine and Viniculture and the Early Cistercians

Presenter 4 Name

Daniel Marcel La Corte

Presenter 4 Affiliation

St. Ambrose Univ.

Start Date

11-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1040

Description

Inspired by sessions from the 2016 and 2017 Cistercian Conferences the presenters would like to explore the role that gardening metaphors play in the understanding and experience of spirituality for medieval monks and nuns. Simply put we shall investigate how monks and nuns employed metaphors of planting, grafting, flowering, and gardening to interconnect their experience of the material world with their spiritual life. Susan M. B. Steuer

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Floral Metaphors in the Material and Spiritual Culture of Medieval Monasticism

Fetzer 1040

Inspired by sessions from the 2016 and 2017 Cistercian Conferences the presenters would like to explore the role that gardening metaphors play in the understanding and experience of spirituality for medieval monks and nuns. Simply put we shall investigate how monks and nuns employed metaphors of planting, grafting, flowering, and gardening to interconnect their experience of the material world with their spiritual life. Susan M. B. Steuer