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St ANTHELM

Carthusian Bishop

After helping to repair the Grande Chartreuse Monastery which was destroyed in an avalanche, he was rushed through the ranks against his inclinations for solitude.

He went from Abbot at Portes to Bishop of Bellay in record time. Here he enforced clerical celibacy and had a run-in with the local count Humbert III who he had excommunicated.

When ANTHELM lay dying Humbert rushed in just in time to beg forgiveness and receive a blessing.

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Article last updated on 23 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St ANTHELM : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ANTHELM
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : June 26th
Birth and Death Dates : 1107-1178
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 85

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