Benedict of Alignan

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The Blessed Benedict of Alignan (died 1268) was Benedictine abbot of Nôtre Dame de la Grasse (1224) and Bishop of Marseille (1229).

Biography[edit]

Benedict twice visited Palestine (1239–1242 and 1260–1262), where he helped the Knights Templar build the great castle of Safet.[1]

Benedict founded a short-lived order, the Brothers of the Virgin, which was suppressed by the Council of Lyon (1274), and died a Franciscan. His writings include a letter to Pope Innocent IV, De constructione Castri Saphet,[1][2] and De Summa Trinitate et Fide Catholica in Decretalibus (circa 1260).

Nots[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chisholm 1911, p. 719.
  2. ^ Baluze, chapter ii.

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