Why You Should Read St. Gregory of Tours: A new edition of his Lives of the Fathers and Miracles of Julian and Martin offers a profound look at early medieval Catholicism.
Early in his brief book The Miracles of the Martyr Julian, St. Gregory of Tours writes, “I am not the least qualified or experienced enough to tell about these things, for I have neither been instructed in the arts of grammar nor educated in the literary culture; but what am I to do, since my love for my patron impels me so strongly that I cannot be silent?”
Gregory’s work has the feel and power of folktales: homely narratives told simply and with a purpose.
Thomas L. McDonald
The National Catholic Register