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Sites related to St. Benedict of Nursia, d. 543, considered the founder of Western monasticism.
Sites related to St. Benedict Biscop, a seventh-century monk and founder who made several journeys between England and the Continent.
All sites related to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.
Bernard, the founding abbot of Clairvaux Abbey in Burgundy, was a notable Church leader in the first half of the twelfth century and one of the greatest spiritual masters of all times. He was instrumental in propagating the Cistercian reform. He died at Clairvaux on 20 August 1153 and was canonized by Pope Alexander III on 18 January 1174. Pope Pius VII declared him a Doctor of the Church in 1830.
St. Birinus, or Berin, was the first bishop of Dorchester. He is called the Apostle of Wessex because of his missionary efforts among the West Saxons. He died 3 December, 650.
Sites dedicated to St. Boisil, Abbot of Melrose, d. 664.
Information on St. Botulph, an East Anglian monastic founder of the seventh century.
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