Blessed Leo II of Cava

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Benedictine monk. Fourteenth abbot of the monastery of Cava de Tirreni in Campania, Italy, chosen on 25 January 1268, consecrated on 5 February 1268, granted a bull of confirmation by Pope Gregory X and served for 27 years. Partipated in the Council of Lyons in 1274, and used the trip to visit the abbey of Cluny and learn from the Cluniac monks. Built a new church and new cloister at his monastery, and had many new manuscripts copied for its library.

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  • “Blessed Leo II of Cava“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 January 2018. Web. 25 September 2018. <>