- Alberto di Butrio
Born to a regionally important family. Hermit in Butrio (modern Palazzuolo) near the Borrione River Valley in the diocese of Tortona, Italy in 1030. When he miraculously mute son of the Marquis of Casaco, the Marquis built a Romanesque church where Albert and his brother hermits could assemble for the Divine Office. Albert became a Benedictine monk, and the church served as the core of the Benedictine Cluniac monastery he formed at Butrio; he served the rest of his life as as its first abbot.
- “Saint Albert of Butrio“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2016. Web. 19 January 2017. <>