Benedict of Aniane

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      (750?–821?). The bishop and saint Benedict of Aniane was considered by many to be the restorer of Western monasticism. He lived his life in accordance with strict rules of asceticism and was the director of all the monasteries of the Holy Roman Empire. He was supported by Emperor Louis the Pious, who built a monastery for him at Inde, near Aachen, Germany. Benedict’s restructuring of the monastic life was far-reaching, but because other monks protested aspects of his austere life-style devoted to prayer, study, fasting, chastity, self-denial, and mortification, he was not able to make all the changes he would [...]
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