Saint Bavo of Ghent – Saint of the Day – October 1

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Saint Bavo of Ghent Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Bavo of Ghent, N/A Born: 589 AD in Belgium, Europe. Worked in Belgium. Died: 654 AD in Saint Bavo’s Abbey. Feast Day is celebrated on October 1.
The Memorial of Saint Bavo of Ghent – Saint of the Day Biography

Saint Bavo of Ghent, N/A Profile

Date of Birth 589 AD
Country of Birth Belgium of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Married who became Saints
Profession N/A
Place of Work Belgium
Date of Death 654 AD
Place of Death Saint Bavo’s Abbey
Feast Day October 1
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Ghent, Belgium
Haarlem, Netherlands, the city of
Harlem-Amsterdam, Netherlands, diocese of

Saint Bavo of Ghent Biography

Bavo of Ghent nobleman who spent a wild youth noted for selfishness; known to have sold his servants as slaves to local noble houses. He was Married. Widower. Converted and changed after hearing a sermon by Saint Amand of Maastricht. He Built an abbey on his estate, called Saint Peter’s in his day and Saint Bavo’s today. Bavo of Ghent turned it over to Saint Amand and became a monk in the house. Finally gave his estate to the house, his belongings to the poor, and lived as a recluse in a hollow tree and later a cell in the forest near the abbey.

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