(Saint) Abbot (November 26) (13th century) The Founder of the Silvestrine Congregation of Benedictine monks, at Fabriano in Central Italy. To effect this, he gave up a brilliant ecclesiastical career, incited thereto by the sight of the decaying dead body of one of his kinsmen, like himself, of noble birth, and in life looked up to by all. Having overcome many difficulties, he firmly established his institute, which has lasted to our own time. Saint Silvester passed away at the age of ninety (A.D. 1267).
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Silvester”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 November 2016. Web. 21 February 2017. <>