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On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor within the distant Outer Hebrides with reduction lighthouse males and clean provisions. Staffed by means of 3 keepers, the lighthouse have been in operation for a 12 months, however it have been famous that no mild were obvious from Eilean Mor for ten days. Upon arrival, the superintendent, Robert Muirhead, came across the lighthouse to be thoroughly abandoned, and a next seek of the encompassing island didn't exhibit any signal of what occurred to the keepers. The final access within the lighthouse logbook have been made on 15 December and contained a couple of unusual and distressing entries that provided clues as to the psychological nation of the boys. One was once suggested to were crying whereas one other had develop into 'very quiet'. And while it was once published that the men's oilskin coats have been stumbled on to be lacking and the clock within the lighthouse had stopped, inevitable theories surrounding the keepers' fates have been quickly recommend. those integrated a huge wave washing them away, homicide and suicide by way of the boys themselves, and extra esoteric causes as Eilean Mor used to be believed to have mystical homes. within the Lighthouse, Keith McCloskey explores this mysterious and chilling tale extensive for the 1st time and divulges a stunning end.

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Magnificis iste locus illuster honoribus .... 4 Vita Sancti Sanctini Primi Pontificis Urbis Clavorum, c. 5, ed. Van Der Straeten, Les manuscrits hagiographiques, p. 155: Ac sic universi populi acclamantes ... in ecclesia beati Petri, apostolorum principis, quam de novo inchoaverat, in sedem statuunt pontificalis honoris. 5 Information on this transfer is provided in a late-eleventh/early-twelfth-century document on the history of St-Vanne, De dignitate istius loci ac reverentia (a sister 24 The Chronicle of Hugh of Flavigny The old church of St Peter, however, was not abandoned.

48 Leaving aside these tokens of supernatural election, it is clear that Heimo’s intervention was part of a tradition of episcopal intervention in the affairs of St-Vanne and was calculated, like most such episcopal intrusions, to secure the regularity of monastic observance at the monastery. Not every episcopal intervention, however, was beneficial for the monastery of St-Vanne. The pontificate of Theoderic (1046–89) was characterised first by the concord that had traditionally prevailed between the bishop and abbey, but was increasingly marked by the bishop’s arrogant disregard for the rights of the abbot and monks of St-Vanne.

65 n. 2. 16 Hugh of Flavigny, 341/55–7: Clericos deinde regulariter vivere, septies in die laudes Deo dicere ... ordinavit. 17 Fragmentum Dadonis, MGH SS, 4, 37/34–8: ... Berhardus, avunculus videlicet noster, in ecclesiasticis disciplinis ultra quam credi vel fieri possit ferventissimus extitit ... ; cf. Berthar of St-Vanne, c. 19, p. 45/12–23. 18 He also imitated the benefactions of his uncle and generously endowed the clergy of the cathedral of the Virgin Mary at Verdun. 20 However, Dado also participated in the movement towards monastic reform in Lotharingia in the first decades of the tenth century.

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