St. Odilo became abbot of Cluny shortly before Abbot Mayeul's death in 994. The Cluniac reform flourished during his tenure in office, and St. Odilo was instrumental in bringing about the "Peace of God". He died in 1048.
Profile of St. Odilo, the "Archangel of Monks".
The Saints: A Concise Biographical Dictionary
Says that St. Odilo's subjection of other monasteries to Cluny constituted the first religious order, properly speaking.
Short biography of the fifth abbot of Cluny.
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