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Benedict of Aniane
b. AD 747 – d. February 12, AD 821 • Church Reformer • Monk
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Benedict of Aniane, St
Benedict of Aniane, St (c. 750–821), abbot. After serving under *Pepin and his son, *Charlemagne, he became a monk at St-Seine, near Dijon, prob. in 774. In 779 he founded on his own property at Aniane in Languedoc a monastery which became the centre of an extended reform of all the French monastic houses.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Benedict of Aniane
Benedict of Aniane(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
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Benedict of Aniane, St.
Benedict of Aniane (St.).—Born in Languedoc about 750; died 821. A reformer of monastic discipline. Encouraged by Louis the Mild, he conceived and carried out the idea of restoring among his monks the severity of the ancient discipline. They soon became models of order and piety for other monasteries,
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Benedictus of Aniane
BENEDICTUS OF ANIANE. This “second founder” of monasticism in Europe, or “second Benedict,” as he has been called [see Benedictus of Nursia, p. 309], was born in Languedoc (Occitania, Septimania) about the middle of the 8th century. His father Aigulfus, count of Maguelone (Magalona, Magdalona), a cathedral
Who’s Who in Christian History
Benedict of Aniane
BENEDICT OF ANIANE (c. 750–821)French monastic reformerBenedict began his career as a military officer under Pepin (715–768) and Pepin’s son Charlemagne (742–814), but in 733 became a monk. Six years later he founded a monastery on his lands at Aniane. The “Monastic Chapter,” drawn up according to