According to Saint Robert Bellarmine, Idiota or "The Idiot" flourished about the year 902. The writings of "The Idiot" are written in "a simple, clear, and pure style - replete with Christian wisdom." Idiota's published works are:
"Treatise on the Blessed Virgin"Some scholars speculate that "The Idiot" of the tenth century is the French theologian Raymund Jordan - the once abbot of Selles-sur-Cher. No knows for sure.
"Treatise on the Religious Life"
"Spiritual or Mystical Eye"
"Commentary on Psalm 15"
"Meditations" in six books:
- De amore divino;
- De Virgine Maria;
- De vera patientia;
- De continuo conflictu carnis et animæ
- De innocentia perdita;
- De morte.
So next time someone calls you an "idiot" - take it as a compliment - and pray to that pious, anonymous man: "The Idiot."