You may already be aware, but today marks the 700th anniversary of the first recorded out of office reply.
On this day in 1316, Friar Andrew of Segni left the Baja Monastery in Hungary on a pilgrimage to Italy, leaving behind a note which read:
"Blessed bretheren, I have left the holy walls of our home to attend the needy and to carry the good Word to all I meet. Should you have need of assistance, seek council from Brother Giovani Vinitti."
To mark the day, I'll be out of the office until Wednesday 8th June.
If you need anything while I'm away, you can contact Sister Rosie or Sister Lou.