Thrown out of home by his father, our Saint wandered from the Alpines to France where he entered a monastery in Bee, and pondered upon Why God Made Man.
We have often wondered the same thing, but in this case it inspired him to express his thoughts in such works as The Monologium.
Sent to England after the Norman Conquest, he did not get on well with King Rufus, and the erstwhile Saint retired to Calabria for a while to finish writing his ‘Why God Was Made Man’ epic.
He returned to England when Rufus was snuffed out in a hunting ‘accident’, only to find himself at loggerheads with Henry I.
To be honest, St ANSELM was always rather a grouch at the best of times and considered it spiritually dangerous to sit in a garden because it was too pleasant to the senses. How he gets on in Heaven we can’t imagine. Probably hates it.