Saint Virila

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Benedictine monk in the abbey of Saint Savior, Leyre, Navarre, Spain. Abbot of Peñamayor Abbey, Becerra, Spain in 919. Restored the monastery of San Julian de Samos, and helped spread Benedictine monasticiasm in Galicia. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy. Visited the monasteries in the Pyrenees mountains. Abbot of San Salvador de Leyre abbey in 927.

Born

  • in a small village near Tiermas, Spain

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Virila“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 October 2016. Web. 21 February 2017. <>