Brother Herman to All the Monks of St. Martin's of Tournai
Odo of Orlans; His Teaching and Scholarship
Odo's Philosophy and Teaching Methods Attacked
Odo's Strictness as Master of the School
Odo Decides to Renounce Secular Life
The Abandoned Church of St. Martin's
The Plague of The Fires of Hell (1090)
The Laity Call For the Restoration of St. Martin's
An Old Man Predicts the Restoration of St. Martin's
The Advocate Prays For the Restoration of St. Martin's
A Child Dreams of the Restoration of St. Martin's
St. Martin's Is Restored With Odo As Its Abbot
Count Robert of Flanders, Lord of Tournai (1071-1092
A Respectable Woman Predicts the Future of Flanders (1071)
The History of the Sons of William the Conqueror
Anselm Opposes Henry's Marriage to a Scottish Princess
The Anarchy of King Stephen (1136-1154). Three Prophecies
Count Henry Of Brabant Is Killed at Play
Clemence of Burgundy and the Perils of Contraception
Count Robert of Flanders on the First Crusade (1096-1100).
The Death of Count Robert and Accession of Baldwin (1111)
The King of France Orders the Nobles to Keep the Peace
Count Baldwin's Justice: A Knight Boiled Alive
Count Baldwin's Justice: An Old Woman Is Heard
Count Baldwin's Justice: Nine Knights Hang Each Other
Count Baldwin invades Normandy and Sets Free Some Royal Deer
Count Baldwin Dies and Appoints Charles His Successor (1119).
Count Charles Reproves the Abbot of St. Bertin For Being at Court
The Murder of Count Charles the Good (2 March 1127).
The Lame Beggar Who Could Run (2 March 1127).
Chaos in Flanders
Baldwin of Ghent Establishes a Peace and Attacks Bruges (1127)
King Louis of France Seeks a New Count of Flanders (1127).
Count Baldwin of Mons Jilts the Niece of Countess Clemence
Young Everard, Castellan of Tournai Some Time Later
Count Baldwin of Mons Denied the County of Flanders; The Re-Burial of Count
Charles the Good (1127)
Rebellion and Civil War in Flanders. The Prophecy of the Respectable Woman At
Last Shown to Have Been True (ca. 1130)
The First Year of the Pauper Abbey of St. Martin'sof Tournai (March 1092-March
Canon Siger Drags His Son Off By the Hair, So St. Martin's Accepts the Cluniac
Order (September 1095).
The Monks of St. Martin's Decide to Go Live in theDesert and Sneak Away From
Tournai, But Are Returned (14 September 1095)
The Bishop Returns St. Martin's Ancient Endowments
The Mysterious Abbot and the Origins of St. Martin's (1117)
The Council of Reims; The Lost Village of Ferrires Found (1119)
The First Foundation of St. Martin's by St. Eleutherius, bishop of Noyon and
Herman Deduces that the Canons of St. Mary's of Tournai Have the Ancient
Documents of St. Martin's
How the Bishop and Canons of St. Mary's Acquired the Properties of St. Martin's
and Other Monasteries and Should Admit It.
The Necrology of St. Amand of Elnon Proves the Ancient Existence of St. Martin's
St. Martin's Long Ago Allowed Seclin to Extend Its Parish Boundaries
The Conversion of Tournai by St. Piatus About 300 and Its Desolation by the
Normans in 881
The See of Tournai Mentioned in the Chronicle of Sigebert of Gembloux Under the
There Is a Description of the Devastation by the Normans in a Chronicle by a Monk
A Reconstruction of the Flight of the Monks of St. Martin's of Tournai and the
Settlement of a Group of Them in Ferrirs
Brother Bernard Tells of His Vision of the Buried Treasure of St. Martin's and
Dies as a Result. The Treasure Not Yet Found
St. Martin's of Tournai Acquires a Tooth of St. Piatus
Miracles at the Church of St. Piatus of Seclin During the Plague of the Fires of
Bishop Radbod Demands that St. Martin's Adopt Some Established Order. The Monks
Take the Cluniac Order From Anchin (September 1093)
Ida, Widow of the Advocate Fastrad and Sister of Thierry of Avesnes, joins the
Convent of St. Martin's
A Hermit Sees a Vision of Mary. The Family of the Hereditary Advocates of
Walter, son of Hubert, Joins St. Martin's; His Donations and His Humility
The Advocate Fastrad Murders Prior Tetbert and Flees to Avesnes. The Advocacy
given to Ralph of Noyon
Young Thierry Refuses His Father's Purchase of a Prebend
Ralph and Mainsendis Decide to Renounce the World (1092)
Seven-Year Old Thierry Runs Away and Becomes a Monk of St Martin's; Ralph, His
Father, Decides to Help the Church (1092)
Ralph Commends His Wife and Sons to God, Renounces the World, and Catches
Up With Odo (September 1095). Mainsendis Places the Children on the Altar
of St Martin's and Renounces the World. Their Donations to the Abbey; Some
Problems with Water Mills.
The Monastery of St. Amand Shares a Donation With St. Martin's and the Two Abbeys
Following Ralph, Other Rich Citizens Join St. Martin's. Henry and His Family
Enter St. Martin's; Their Donations to the Abbey
Many Other People Join St. Martin's. Everard the Castellan Rebels Against
Count Robert (1093)
The Monk Ralph Hears the Choir of the Dead Worshipping in St. Martin's
Abbot Odo Refuses to Accept Donations of Gold and Endowments of Altar Rents
St. Martin's Establishes a Convent. Mainsendis Is Unjustly Expelled and
Suffers, But Is Finally Restored.
The Great Famine of 1095. Odo Gives All of the Monastery's Food to Beggars
and the Community Limits His Authority. Ralph Becomes Prior, Walter
Associate, and Henry Cellarer, and They Beg Food.
The Hardships of the Famine Year. The Monks Survive on Water and Bread
Made of Oats and Straw (1096).
Ralph Acquires Lands and Establishes Farms to Produce Food and Rents for
St. Martin's. Everard the Castellan Captures the Castle of Mortagne
Bishop Radbod Is Accused of Simony. Anselm Resigns as His Attorney. Radbod
Commits Perjury and Dies (1098).
St. Martin's Now Accepts the Rents of Church Altars. Inventory of the
Altars Given to St. Martin's and a Record of Their Donors. Ralph Increases
St. Martin's Farmsteads to Twenty
Ralph Restores the Abandoned Church of St. Amand of Noyon as a Dependent
Abbey of St. Martin's
Canon Peter of Noyon Gives Abundant Charity to the Poor During the Famine
of 1096. Prior Ralph, the Norman, Continues This Generosity in St. Amand
of Noyon During the Famine of 1126
The Works of Godfrey and William, Scribes and Authors of St. Martin's.
Ralph Purchases and Equips Four Farmsteads in the Outskirts of Laon.
Thomas of Marly Sacks a Farmstead of St. Martin's and Is Made to Pay
Ralph and His Son, Walter, Build a Farmstead and a Stone Church in Honor
of St. Mary in the Diocese of Soissons
The Scriptorium and Library of St. Martin's of Tournai
Abbot Lambert Invites Hugh of Cluny to Rehabilitate the Abbey of St.
Bertin. Cluniac Monks of St. Bertin Are Later Invited into Numerous
Monasteries of Flanders and Northern France to Reform Them
Odo Is Called to a Council and Is Made Bishop of Cambrai. He Returns to
St. Martin's When Bishop Walter of Cambrai Reuses to Be Deposed.
The Tradition of Royal Investiture. Bishop Galcher of Cambrai Had Been
Invested by the Emperor, and Had Been Excommunicated in 1095. Odo Is Made
a Bishop and Is Supposed to Depose and Replace Him (June 1105).
Pope Pascal II Stirs Up Civil War in the Holy Roman Empire By Setting Son
Against Father. Henry V Is Defeated by the Men of Lige (22 March 1106)
Emperor Henry V (1106-1127) Deposes Galcher. Odo Takes Up the Office of
Bishop (1106). Prior Segard Chosen Abbot of St. Martin's. The Emperor's
Conflict with the Papacy.
St Norbert and the Establishment of the Premonstratensian Order (1121)
The Canons of St. Mary's of Tournai Claim that St. Martin's Is Not a
Monastery, But Their Chapel. Odo Petitions Pope Pascal on Behalf of St.
Martin's for Recognition, the Right to Bury Anyone, and Exemption From
Tithes to St. Mary's. The Canons Resort to Violence.
A Papal Privilege From Paschal to St. Martin's of Tournai. St. Martin's Is
Given the Right of Burial and Exemption From Paying Tithes to St. Mary's.
The Leaders of the Canons Are Called to Rome For Instruction
The Conflict Becomes Violent. The Canons' Men Plunder a Farmstead of St.
Martin's and Beat the Monk Who defends It. Eighteen Men Are Killed in a
Battle Between the Canons' Men and the Monk's Kin. Abbot Segard of St.
Martin's Orders a General Penance For the Congregation (1108)
Castellan Everard Comes to St. Martin's. He Speaks to the Chapter and Sets
the Terms of a Compromise. Peace Is Restored and the Monks and Canons Live
Together in Harmony (1108)