Saint Robert of Molesme – Saint of the Day – April 17

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St. Robert of Molesme Biography

St. Robert of Molesme Profile. Born: 1027 in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: March 21 1110 in France. Feast Day is celebrated on April 17.

The Memorial of St. Robert of Molesme – Saint of the Day

St. Robert of Molesme Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1027
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Monk
Place of Work France
Date of Death March 21 1110
Place of Death France
Feast Day April 17
Beatification Beatified by Pre-Congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pope Honorius III in 1222
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Saint Robert of Molesme
Saint Robert of Molesme

Saint’s Biography

Saint Robert was born in 1027 in a distinguished family in France. In 1044, he became a Benedictine monk and later abbot in Moûtier-la-Celle. Robert and his new community moved to Molesme in Burgundy in 1075. Robert left as an abbot in Molesme and settled with these and other monks.

On March 21, 1098, along with Saint Alberic, he founded the Cîteaux monastery. The goal was to live strictly according to Benedict’s rule, withdrawn and in poverty. Robert become the first abbot and saint Alberic become the second and he provided the inner edification. St. Stefan Harding, the third abbot of Cîteaux, completed the founding of a new branch of the Benedictine order through legislation.

St. Robert of Molesme Death

Robert remained abbot in Molesme for the rest of his life and died there on March 21, 1110, 83 years old.

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