Posts tagged ‘Saints who were Monks’

Venerable Domenico Petruccelli

Venerable Domenico PetruccelliAlso known as

  • Raffaele of Sant’Elia a Pianisi

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Born to a peasant family, the son of Salvatore Petruccelli and Brigida Mastrovita, Domenico helped work the fields in his youth, spending as much of his time as possible in prayer. He apprenticed as a shoe maker, but the call to religious life was too strong, and he joined the Capuchins in Morcone, Italy on 10 November 1834, taking the name Raffaele; he made his solemn profession in 1835. From 1836 to 1840 he studied in the Italian cities of Agnone, Serracapriole, Boniva and Larin, and was ordained a priest in Larin on 29 March 1840. Beginning in 1852 he served as director of novices in Morcone. Served in the church of Madonna della Libera in Campobasso, Italy in 1857. In 1865 he returned to monastic life, and in 1866 served as chaplain to Capuchin novices.

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Venerated

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Domenico Petruccelli“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 April 2019. Web. 18 November 2019. <>

Saint Eutychius of Constantinople

Saint Eutychius of ConstantinopleAlso known as

  • Eutichio

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The son of Alexander, a general in the imperial Byzantine army of Belisarius. Monk at Amasea in Pontus (in modern Turkey) at age 30. Archimandrite of a monastery in Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). Patriarch of Constantinople from 552, nominated by Justinian the Great and confirmed by Pope Vigilius. With Apollinarius of Alexandria and Domnus III of Antioch, he called and led a council from 5 May to 2 June 553 to deal with the Three-Chapter Controversy, and Eutychius composed the decree against the Chapters. He consecrated the re-building of the Hagia Sophia church in 562.

Beginning in 564, Eutychius came into theological conflict with emperor Justinian who began to believe the Aphthartodocetae who taught that Jesus’s body was incorrupt, not subject to pain, and thus that he was not fully human as well as fully God. Bishop Eutychius began to speak and write against this heresy, which led to his arrest, while celebrating Mass, on 22 January 565. Justinian tried to have a show trial, but Eutychius refused to cooperate, which led to him being exiled for over 12 years.

In October 577, with the support of emperor Justin II, Eutychius was recalled and resumed his seat as patriarch of Constantinople. He was welcomed back to the city by Christians who were so happy to see him that there was a festival and banquets; the Communion line at his first Mass lasted six hours. Toward the end of his life, Eutychius got it into his head that the return of Christ would be spiritual, with no physical return, which is heretical, but he later returned to orthodox thinking on the matter. A surviving biography of his life was written by his chaplain, Eustathius of Constantinople.

Born

  • c.512 in Theion, Phrygia

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eutychius of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2019. Web. 18 November 2019. <>

Saint Illyricus the Wonder Worker

Also known as

  • Illyricus Thaumaturgos

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Monk. Hermit on a mountain near Pyrgos, Elis, Greece where his reputation for holiness, and as a miracle worker, caused many other monks to seek him out as a spiritual teacher.

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Illyricus the Wonder Worker“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 March 2019. Web. 18 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.

Died

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  • abbot supervising construction
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Meingosus of Weingarten“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2019. Web. 18 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. 18 November 2019. <>

Blessed Arnulf of Leuven

Also known as

  • Arnulf I
  • Arnulf of Louvain
  • Arnulf of Lovanium
  • Arnolf of Löwen
  • Arnulf of Villers
  • Arnulfus Lovaniensis
  • Arnolfo…
  • Arnoul…

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Cistercian monk. Abbot at Villers-la-Ville, Brabant (in modern Belgium) for 10 years. He expanded the abbey, made it a center of piety and mysticism, and compiled the first records of the abbey, covering the years 1146 to 1240. Noted poet. He opposed the scholasticism and formal education system being implemented at the time, and refused to help with the construction of the Saint-Bernard college in Paris, France as he thought the scholastic movement was destroying mystical life. Late in life, he retired from the abbacy to devote his remaining days to prayer and study.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Arnulf of Leuven“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2019. Web. 18 November 2019. <>

Blessed Nicolò of Noto

Also known as

  • Nicolò of Arco
  • Nicolò of Arcu
  • Nicola…
  • Nicholas…

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Born to the Italian nobility, part of the family of the Counts of Isimbard. Cistercian monk at the monastery of Santa Maria dell’Arco in modern Noto Antica, Italy. Miracle worker.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nicolò of Noto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2019. Web. 18 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. 18 November 2019. <>

Saint Dositeus

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Dositeus was a layman who served as a page to a senior army officer. During a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, a painting of Hell caused him to re-evaluate his life and led to his becoming a monk in Palestine. He devoted himself so completely to giving up a worldly life that he destroyed his health, and died soon after entering the monastery.

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Dositeus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 February 2019. Web. 18 November 2019. <>

Saint Hippolytus of Mount Jura

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Monk. Abbot of the monastery on Mount Jura in the Lugdunese region of Gaul (in modern France). Bishop.

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Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Hippolytus of Mount Jura“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 February 2019. Web. 18 November 2019. <>