Blessed Alan the Great of Lille

illustration of Blessed Alanus, Doctor and Monk, from the book 'Saints of the Order of Saint Benedict', designed by Father Amandus LiebhaberAlso known as

  • Doctor Universalis



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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