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By David Hugh Farmer

This can be way over a dry hagiographical account of the lives of saints. This exciting and authoritative dictionary breathes lifestyles into its topics and is as browsable because it is informative. severely acclaimed in its many versions, the dictionary is now reissued into the rebranded best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series.
The entries are concise bills of the lives, cults, and creative institutions of over 1,400 saints, from the recognized to the imprecise, the wealthy to the terrible, and the tutorial to the uneducated. From all walks of existence and from all classes of historical past, the extensive types of personalities and achievements of the canonized are mirrored. that includes maps of pilgrimage points of interest in Europe and entirely up to date appendices, this is still the traditional reference paperback in its field.
Recently-added saints contain the Martyrs of Korea, Vietnam, and the Spanish Civil struggle, Andrew of Crete, and Emily Rodat, a feminine hermit of the seventh century. There also are extra Scottish and Irish saints, and old Welsh saints; extra eu saints from all centuries, in addition to extra saints from jap Europe; extra lately canonized saints and feminine saints from the USA.

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I. 12–18, ninety four; identification. , Chronica Majora (R. S. ), ii. 306–8; v. 608–10; W. Meyer, ‘Die Legende des hl. Albanus, des Protomartyr Angliae in Texten vor Beda’, Abh. (Gott. ), N. F. viii. Nr. 1 (1904); W. Levison, ‘St. Alban and St. Albans’, Antiquity, xv (1941), 337–59; J. Morris, ‘The Date of St. Alban’, Hertfordshire Archaeology, i (1968), 1–8; see additionally W. R. L. Lowe and E. F. Jacob, Illustrations to the lifetime of St. Alban (1924); O. Pacht, C. R. Dodwell, and F. Wormald, The St. Albans Psalter (1960); J. E. van der Westhuizen, Lydgate’s lifetime of St. Alban (1974); D. Rollason, Saints and Relics in Anglo-Saxon England (1989). ALBERIC (d. 1109), abbot of Cîteaux. not anything is understood of his adolescence, yet he grew to become a hermit at Collan (near Chatillon-sur-Seine). together with his partners he invited *Robert to rule them, and in 1075 they moved to Molesme with Robert as abbot and Alberic as past. The neighborhood grew in numbers, yet a few of its individuals have been fallacious; friction built and there has been even a uprising. After an test at peacemaking the previous issues lower back; Robert, Alberic, and the Englishman *Stephen Harding with their fans made a clean commence at Cíteaux (near Dijon), in 1098. From those unpromising beginnings constructed the Cistercian Order. Robert went again to Molesme, so Alberic grew to become abbot in 1099. it truly is virtually most unlikely to allocate accountability among Robert, Alberic, and Stephen for the constitutional strategies, the prolonged use of lay brothers and the virtually puritan angle to the guideline of St. Benedict and to conventional monastic culture in addition to to Romanesque art-forms which characterised the early Cistercians. every one of them took a major half within the improvement of the Cistercian excellent until eventually *Bernard of Clairvaux grew to become their most vital member. In his panegyric of Alberic, his successor, Stephen Harding referred to as him ‘a father, a pal, a fellow-soldier and a significant warrior within the Lord’s battles … who carried us all in his middle with affectionate love’. Alberic died on 26 January, which turned his ceremonial dinner. AA. SS. Ian. III (1863), 368–73; J. B. Dalgairns, lifetime of St. Stephen Harding (1898); M. O. , pp. 197–226, 752–3; B. L. S. , i. 181–4. See additionally J. R. Lefèvre, ‘Le vrai récit primitif des origines de Cîteaux est-il l’Exordium Parvum? , Le Moyen ge, lxi (1955), 79–120 and 329–62. ALBERT OF JERUSALEM (c. 1150-1214), patriarch. Born of a noble kin of Parma, Albert turned a canon normal at Montara (Lombardy) and was once consecrated bishop of Bobbio in 1184. quickly translated to Vercelli, he made peace among Parma and Piacenza. In 1203 the canons of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem requested Pope blameless III to nominate him as patriarch, which he reluctantly did. As Jerusalem had fallen in 1187, the see was once at Akka (Ptolemais). back Albert exercised his abilities of peacemaking, among the Frankish leaders themselves and among them and the area people. He additionally won the honour of the Muslims, yet his state of affairs as western patriarch of Jerusalem used to be tough and arguably untenable. in the meantime Brocard, earlier of the hermits of Mount Carmel, invited him to codify their regular observance right into a Rule.

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