Book of Saints – Anselm of Lucca

Saint Anselm of Lucca the YoungerArticle

ANSELM OF LUCCA (Saint) Bishop (March 18) (11th century) A native of Mantua, appointed Bishop of Lucca by his uncle Pope Alexander II. He resisted zealously the encroachments of Henry IV, the German Emperor of the time. Forced to retire from his Bishopric, he took refuge with the monks of Cluny in France. Saint Leo IX, who was carrying on the work of his predecessor, Pope Saint Gregory VII, recalled Saint Anselm into Italy, appointing him his legate, and entrusting to him the administration of several Dioceses. He died (A.D. 1086) at Mantua, of which city he is a Patron Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Anselm of Lucca”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 July 2012. Web. 18 March 2018. <>