Fictional Character Brought To Life


One of my favorite book series to read are the Sister Fidelma mysteries by Peter Tremayne. Sister Fidelma is a nun, a former member of the House of Brigid of Kildare, and the sister of the king of Muman (now called the province of Munster). She is married to Brother Eadulf, a Saxon brother. In the 7th century C.E., marriage among members of the clergy was permissible and not unusual. I would like to be able to see and talk to Sister Fidelma for a day.

Sister Fidelma had an extensive and impressive education. She was the equivalent of an attorney who could, at times, also act as a judge in civil and criminal cases. I would like to talk to her about her vast knowledge of the laws of medieval Ireland and her ability to maintain her spiritual life while still conducting her investigations in civil and criminal cases. It seems to me that this would require quite a balancing act, and I would be interested in how she accomplished such balance in her life. In the series, Tremayne mentions that Sister Fidelma is skilled in the ancient art of Irish meditation. I would like to know more about the meditation techniques she used and hope that she could help me learn to practice the same type of meditation.

Another balancing act that Sister Fidelma had to cope with was her marriage to Brother Eadulf and raising her young child while practicing her career. I would like to talk with her about how she accomplished this. It would help me in my own life with the balancing of many different aspects of life that I have to juggle.

Sister Fidelma was extremely knowledgeable about Latin and Greek scholars and I would have much to learn from her from her extensive knowledge of these scholars and the Irish brehons, or judges. She was a very intelligent and practical woman and I would like to learn all I could from her about all the knowledge she had acquired. She is the fictional character that I would like to spend a day with.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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