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Saint of the Day: May 27th - Saint Bede the Venerable

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints A.D. 735. The celebrated Dom. Mabillon mentioning Bede as a most illustrious instance of learning in the monastic institute, says: “Who ever applied himself to the study of …More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints A.D. 735.
The celebrated Dom. Mabillon mentioning Bede as a most illustrious instance of learning in the monastic institute, says: “Who ever applied himself to the study of every branch of literature, and also to the teaching of others, more than Bede? yet who was more closely united to heaven by the exercises of piety and religion? To see him pray, says an ancient writer, one would have thought he left himself no time to study; and when we look at his books we admire he could have found time to do any thing else but write.” Camden calls him “the singular and shining light,” and Leland, “the chiefest and brightest ornament of the English nation, most worthy, if any one ever was, of immortal fame.” William of Malmesbury tells us, that it is easier to admire him in thought than to do him justice in expression. Venerable Bede, called by the ancients Bedan – who is not to be confounded with a monk of Lindisfarne of the same name, 2 but older – was born in 673, as …More
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