Born to the nobility, the daughter of Lord Armerico of Barbania, and descended from the dukes of Lombardy. Feeling a call to religious life, Libania fled home from an arranged marriage at age 15, seeking shelter at the abbey of San Benigno Futtuaria where she became a Benedictine nun, receiving the habit from Saint William. Her father built the monastery of Saint Thomas for her and some sister Benedictines in Busano, Italy, and Libania served as its first abbess.
- 8 April 1064 in church at the monastery of Saint Thomas in Busano, Turin, Italy of natural causes
- legend says that the night she died, an angel appeared in her cell and led her to the church for her passing
- buried in a hidden location in the church of to prevent destruction of her relics
- “Blessed Libania of Busano“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>