St Benedict of Aniane

(c. 750—821)

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abbot. In 779 he founded on his own property at Aniane in Languedoc a monastery which became the centre of an extended reform of French monastic houses. His systematization of the Benedictine Rule received official approval at Synods of Aachen in 816 and 817. He was probably responsible for the ‘Hucusque’. Feast day, 11 Feb.

Subjects: Christianity.

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