St. William

StWilliam-FounderSaint-b-e1367094317430The feast of the founder of the Solitaries of Monte Vergine was inserted into the Calendar of the Universal Church by Leo XIII. This monastic Congregation was widely diffused at one time in the South of Italy, but having greatly decreased in numbers it was amalgamated in the second half of the Nineteenth Century, with the Benedictines of Subiaco.

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