English Abbot of Citeaux.This was not the best of locations, being in a marshy wilderness. But perfect for his purposes.
As a Cisterian he did his utmost to make it as miserable, austere and unwelcoming as he could. In this, he succeeded tremendously.
But it was no use. Like-minded souls flocked to join and thirteen abbeys came into being. There's nothing like spreading a little joy.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-1134
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 108
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