St. Bruno of Segni

BENEDICTINE BISHOP

Feast: July 18
 



Information:

Feast Day: July 18
Born: 1049 at Solero, Piedmont, Italy
Died: 1123
Canonized: 5 September 1183 by Pope Lucius III
Patron of: Segni, Italy

 

Benedictine bishop, serving as Vatican librarian and cardinal legate. Born in Asti (Solero), Italy, in 1049, Bruno became a Benedictine while still young, and in 1079, Pope St. Gregory VII (r. 1073 - 1085) appointed him bishop of Segni. He left that see to reenter the monastic-life, becoming the abbot of Monte Cassino. Burno served as librarian to the Holy Roman See and as cardinal legate. Bruno's theologial work on teh Holy Eucharist set the standard for centuries. He was canonized in 1183.

(Taken from Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints)


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