He led a dissolute life until middle age and then gave it up to become a hermit and live in a hollow tree.
After a number of dull adventures in austerity he returned to Ghent Monastery where he given planning permission to build a tiny cell in the woods.
It seems possible he may have run out of funds.
Article last updated on 21 February 2009
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "BAVO: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 21 Feb. 2009. Web. 25 July 2014.