Blessed Libania of Busano



Born to the nobility, the daughter of Lord Armerico of Barbania, Italy, and descended from the dukes of Lombardy. Feeling a call to religious life, Libania fled home from an arranged marriage at age 15, seeking shelter at the abbey of San Benigno Futtuaria where she became a Benedictine nun, receiving the habit from Saint William. Her father built the monastery of Saint Thomas for her and some sister Benedictines in Busano, Italy, and Libania served as its first abbess.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Libania of Busano“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2018. Web. 27 January 2022. <>