Posts tagged ‘Member of the Benedictines’

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. 22 January 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. 22 January 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. 22 January 2019. <>

Saint Dietmar of Prague

Also known as

  • Detmar
  • Thietmar

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Benedictine monk, possibly at double monastery in Prague, Bohemia (in modern Czech Republic). Chosen first bishop of Prague on 23 March 973 where he served for the rest of his life. Ordained Saint Adalbert of Prague to the priesthood.

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Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Dietmar of Prague“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2018. Web. 22 January 2019. <>

Mother Mechtilde of the Blessed Sacrament

Mother Mechtilde of the Blessed SacramentAlso known as

  • Catherine de Bar

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Benedictine nun. Founded the Bénédictines du Saint-Sacrement (Benedictine Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament). Her Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Mother Mechtilde of the Blessed Sacrament“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2018. Web. 22 January 2019. <>

Father Jean-Richard Mahieu

Father Jean-Richard MahieuAlso known as

  • François Acharya

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Fifth of seven children born to René and Anne (née Vandelanotte) Mahieu. He studied in Brussels, Belgium, and in England where he became acquainted with the work and speeches of Ghandi. Soldier in the Belgian army. Trappist Cistercian monk of Scourmont Abbey outside Forges, Belgium, making his final vows in 1940. Ordained a priest in 1941. Taking Indian citizenship, he founded the Syro-Malankara rite Kristiya Sanyasa Samaj, Kurisumala Ashram, which in 1998 became affiliated with the Trappist Order. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Jean-Richard Mahieu“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 November 2018. Web. 22 January 2019. <>

Blessed Edmund of Scotland

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Born a prince, the son of Saint Margaret of Scotland and King Malcoem Ceanmore. Soldier, fighting beside his maternal uncle, Donal Bane. In 1097 he moved to England and entered religious life, becoming a monk in the Cluniac monastery of Montague in Somerset, England.

Died

  • 1100 at the monastery of Montague in Somerset, England of natural causes
  • buried with his body wrapped in chains as a symbol of penitence
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Edmund of Scotland“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2018. Web. 22 January 2019. <>

Blessed Alberto of Sassoferrato

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Benedictine monk at the monastery of Santa Croce in Sassoferrato, Piceno, Italy; probably a member of the Camaldolese. Noted for the austerity of his life and his observance of the Rule of his Order.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Alberto of Sassoferrato“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2018. Web. 22 January 2019. <>

Blessed Benigno of Vallumbrosa

Also known as

  • Benigno Benizzi
  • Benigno Visdomini
  • Benignus…
  • Bénigne…

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May have been related to Saint John Gualbert. Young priest probably ordained in the region of Florence, Italy. He seems to have had a failure at clerical discipline; his biographer wrote that Benigno “fell into sin”. To re-examine his life and call to vocation, he made a pilgrimage to the graves of the apostles in Rome, Italy, after which, to reform his life, he joined the Benedictine Vallombrosans, c.1180. As a monk he became a model of penance, piety and humility. To concentrate on his penance, he lived as a hermit in a cell near the Vallombrosa monastery. Abbot of the San Salvi monastery outside Florence, Italy c.1190. Abbot of the Vallombrosa monastery and General of the Order in late 1201 or early 1202; he served for over 30 years and ruled during the period of the Order‘s greatest prosperity and expansion. He worked to maintain discipline to the Vallumbrosan Rule, and bring peace to Orders and houses in conflict of the claim of anti-pope Callistus III. Abbot Benigno enshrined the relics of Saint John Gualbert on 10 October 1210, built the new church in Vallombrosa, a project that took six years to complete, added more cells to the monastery for those desiring to live as hermits, and built an oratorium. In his final years, some time in 1234, Benigno gave up his leadership position, and retired to live in a hermit‘s cell, doing daily penance for the errors of his youth.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Benigno of Vallumbrosa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 July 2018. Web. 22 January 2019. <>

Blessed Felicissimo of Mosciano

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As a young man he became a Benedictine monk at the monstery of San Eutizio near Norcia, Italy, but was soon forced to leave to help support his poor farming family. Worked as a cowherd, praying while in the fields, and giving all that he could to people even poorer than himself. Hermit near Pulcano, Italy where he spent time in prayer for the conversion of indifferent Christians. Miracle worker.

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Beatified

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Felicissimo of Mosciano“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 July 2018. Web. 22 January 2019. <>