Blessed Lanunio

detail of a bas-relief medallion of Blessed Lanunio, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Hermit at Santa Maria della Torre, diocese of Squillace, Calabria, Italy. When Saint Bruno began what became the Carthusians at the Grand Cartreuse in France, Lanunio travelled there to join them. There he became the friend and travelling companion of Saint Bruno, and took over took over leadership of the Order when Bruno died in 1101. Founded several monasteries, and organized the leadership and religious life of their monks. Supported and held in high regard by Pope Paschal II for whom he performed a number of tasks and missions in the region of Calabria. Apostolic Visitor to all monasteries in Calabria.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Lanunio“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 April 2017. Web. 19 October 2021. <>