New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Anselm of Lucca

Saint Anselm of Lucca the YoungerArticle

Bishop (c.1036-1086), called The Younger to distinguish him from his uncle, Pope Alexander II, born Mantua, Italy; died there. Made Bishop of Lucca by his uncle, he accepted lay investiture from Henry IV of Germany, and in remorse became a Benedictine. Gregory VII ordered him to return to his see, where he made many reforms. He wrote against lay investiture and the anti-pope Guibert. Patron of Mantua. Because through his prayers was obtained the rout of the enemies of Gregory VII, he is represented before an army in confusion. Feast, 18 March.

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  • “Saint Anselm of Lucca”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 July 2012. Web. 17 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/new-catholic-dictionary-saint-anselm-of-lucca/>