Alferius

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Saint Alferius
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Born930
Salerno
Died1050
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Canonizedcultus confirmed in 1893 by Leo XIII
FeastApril 12

Saint Alferius (Italian: Sant'Alferio) (930–1050) was an Italian abbot and saint. After spending many years as a layman in civil service, in 1002 he was named the head of a delegation from his city to speak with King Henry II of France. Taking ill during the journey, he convalesced at a monastery and vowed to become a monk himself if he recovered. When he did, he became a Benedictine. He subsequently founded the monastery of La Trinità della Cava, located at Cava de' Tirreni.

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The first four abbots of Cava were officially recognized as saints on December 21, 1893, by Pope Leo XIII.[1] The first four abbots are Alferius; Leo I (1050–79); Peter of Pappacarbone (1079–1123); and Constabilis.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Joseph Ratzinger: Sainti. Gli autentici apologeti della Chiesa., Lindau Edizioni, Torino 2007. ISBN 978-88-7180-706-5

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