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Here it belongs to the few, for few are good, but there it belongs to all, for there all are good.

(So, what about the “vowed friendships,” solemnized by publicly professed vows culminating in the Eucharist, for same-sex “friends”?

Enter those whom readers will recognize as the “New Homophiles”—they, too, are partial to St.

Aelred over at the duly-named blog site “Spiritual Friendship” (with the Twitter handle “Aelreds Friends”).

Plus, it would be presumptuous for two persons to try to make and such a vow to apply to eternity (what if both of you don’t end up in heaven? No, spiritual friendship is not about nuptial or family bonds—nor would it seem possible that St.

Aelred would have viewed exclusive friendship vows as being in any way compatible with the vows the monks themselves take in order to form the broader monastic community. Aelred deserves to have the rubric of “spiritual friendship” returned to him, unaltered.

Perhaps that’s enough to make their friendship “beautiful”—but what makes a friendship Rewind the clock back beyond World-War-II Morocco to a twelfth-century Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in North Yorkshire, England, and you’ll find an answer. Aelred, now known to some as the “gay abbot of Rievaulx” and author of a notable work titled Well, no direct evidence at all, actually. Aelred had same-sex attraction, thus causing some “gay-friendly” organizations to refer to him as their patron saint.

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