Educated at the Benedictine monastery of Holy Trinity in Cava dei Tirreni, Italy. Spiritual student of Saint Peter of Pappacarbone. Monk at Cava, and prior of the house. Abbot of Saint Mary’s at Cirzosimo. Abbot of Cava in 1141. Noted expert in canon law. Advisor to Norman king Roger II. Regional bishops deferred to him on matters of law, canon and civil.
- 6 June 1146 of natural causes
- relics enshrined at the altar of Saint Catherine
- relics moved to a marble reliquary in the chapel of the Holy Fathers in 1675
- “Blessed Falco of Cava“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 June 2015. Web. 27 September 2016. <>