Confessor, Abbot of Cluny; born Auvergne, France, c.962; died Souvigny, 1048. Descended from a noble family of Auvergne, he entered Cluny in 991, and was made abbot three years later. Under his rule not only Cluny made rapid progress but Benedictine monasteries in general were reformed and many new foundations made. The Peace of God, which had such great economic importance, was largely due to his efforts. He initiated the feast of All Saints and threw the full Cluniac influence into the fight against simony and irregular marriages. Canonized, 1063. Relics burned at Souvigny, 1793. Feast, 2 January.
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