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



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. 25 October 2020. <>