Posts tagged ‘Member of the Benedictines’

Abbot Alan of Tewkesbury

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English Benedictine monk, prior, abbot and writer. A supporter of Saint Thomas Becket in his struggle with Henry II, he was removed from Canterbury to Tewkesbury. He wrote the life of Saint Thomas.

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MLA Citation

  • “Abbot Alan of Tewkesbury “. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2019. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Blessed Meingosus of Weingarten

Also known as

  • Megingaud
  • Meingos

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Benedictine monk. Abbot of at Weingarten abbey in Swabia (in modern Germany) c.1188.

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  • abbot supervising construction
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Meingosus of Weingarten“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2019. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Blessed Drogo of Baume

Also known as

  • Drogon
  • Dreux
  • Druon

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After leading a worldly and dissolute life, Drogo became a Benedictine monk at the abbeys of Fleury-sur-Loire and Baume-les-Messieurs in France. Noted for his piety. Around 950, he received a vision of Saint Benedict of Nursia, confirming his conversion to religious life.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Drogo of Baume“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2019. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Bishop Charles Walmesley

Bishop Charles WalmesleyAlso known as

  • Signor Pastorino (pen name)
  • Signor Pastorini (pen name)

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Youngest of seven sons born to John Walmesly. Educated at the English Benedictine Abbey in Douai, France. Ordained a priest at Saint Gregory’s, Douai, archdiocese of Cambrai, France on 28 September 1738. Made his profession as a Benedictine on 29 September 1739. Earned his doctorate in theology from the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Noted astronomer and mathematician; member of the Royal Society of London, England and the equivalent groups in Paris, Berlin, Germany and Bologna, Italy. Prior of Saint Edmund’s Priory in Paris from 1749 to 1753. Procurator general of the English Benedictine Congregation in Rome, Italy in 1754. Chosen Co-adjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District, England and Titular Bishop of Ramata on 15 June 1756 by Pope Benedict XIV; he became the Vicar Apostolic on 11 July 1763. Helped organize opposition to the oath of loyalty demanded of Catholics by King George III in 1789. Late in life, he lost his hearing. Known for predicting the downfall of Protestantism and the triumphant emergence of the Catholic Church.

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  • 13 January 1722 at Wigan Lane House, Standish, Wigan, Lancashire, Vicariate Apostolic of Northern District, England

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MLA Citation

  • “Bishop Charles Walmesley“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 February 2019. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Blessed Frederick of Hirsau

Blessed Frederick of HirsauMemorial

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Born to the Swabian nobility. Benedictine monk at Einsideln, Germany. First abbot of the reconstructed Hirsau monastery in the Black Forest area on 7 March 1066. During his short abbacy, the house began its rise to become famed for the piety and learning of its brothers. However, Frederick’s insistence on strict adherence to the Benedictine Rule caused some of the monks to slander him and have him deposed in 1069. He stayed on for a while as a monk, but eventually retired to Ebersberg monastery near Heidelberg, Germany.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Frederick of Hirsau“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 February 2019. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Blessed Eusebius of Murano

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Born to the Spanish nobility, he became ambassador from the Spanish throne to the Republic of Venice (in modern Italy). Leaving the worldly life, he became a Camaldolese monk at the San Michele monastery on the islands of Murano, Italy.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Eusebius of Murano“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 February 2019. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Blessed Alan the Great of Lille

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Blessed Alan the Great of Lille, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Doctor Universalis

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Philosopher. Theologian. Renowned professor universities at Paris and Montpellier in France. Joined the Cistercians and lived as a exemplary monk at Citeaux, France. Wrote a number of theological, philosophical and apologetic works as well as poetry.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Alan the Great of Lille“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 January 2019. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Blessed Alruna of Cham

Also known as

  • Alrun
  • Mother of the Poor

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Born to the nobility, a member of the house of Cham, she was married to the Mazalin, Count of Portis, and the mother of one son. Widowed, she converted her castle into a hospital for the poor, and lived as a prayerful recluse at the Benedictine abbey of Saint Maritius in Niederaltaich, Bavaria, Germany. She became known for spiritual insights and wisdom, and was a much-sought advisor.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Alruna of Cham“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 January 2019. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Blessed Anselmo

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Twelfth century Camaldolese hermit.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Anselmo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 December 2018. Web. 21 November 2019. <>

Father Louis of Blois

Dom Louis of BloisAlso known as

  • Louis de Blois-Châtillon
  • Ludovicus Blosius
  • François-Louis Blosius
  • Lodewijk…

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The son of Adrian and Katharina von Barbaçon, Louis was born to the nobility, one of nine children in family of the Counts of Blois. Louis was educated at the imperial court in Ghent, Belgium where he became friends with the future Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Louis joined the Benedictines at Liessies, Belgium at age 14. Louis studied at the University of Leuven, Belgium where he studied languages, Scripture, patristics, and became friends with the future Pope Adrian VI. Ordained a priest on 11 November 1530. His intelligence, wisdom, piety and devotion to the Benedictine Rule led to him being chosen 34th abbot of his house on 13 November 1530. He later declined the archbishopric of Cambrai, France. He declined the abbacy of the Saint Martin monastery in Tournai, Belgium. Wrote a number of works on prayer and the monastic life.

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  • early October 1506 in Don-Stienne Castle near Beaumont, Hainault, Belgium

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Venerated

  • he is sometimes described in Benedictine martyrologies as “Venerable”
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MLA Citation

  • “Father Louis of Blois“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2018. Web. 21 November 2019. <>