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Albertinus of Fonte Avellana, St.

ALBERTINUS OF FONTE AVELLANA, ST.

Abbot; d. April 13, 1294. He became a benedictine monk c. 1250 and was an outstanding prior general of the congregation of Fonte Avellana in the Marches from 1275 until his death. He was buried in the monastery church at Fonte Avellana and was soon honored as a saint. His cult was approved by Pope Pius VI on Aug. 21, 1782. He is regarded as a holy protector against hernia.

Feast: Aug. 31.

Bibliography: g. b. mittarelli and a. costadoni, Annales Camaldulenses, v.5 (Venice 1760) 207210. a. gibelli, Monografia dell'antico monastero di S. Croce di Fonte Avellana: I suoi priori ed abbati (Faenza 1895). r. biron, Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques, ed. a. baudrillart et al. (Paris 1912) 1:158586. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum (Metten 193338) 2:5051. a. mercati and a. pelzer, Dizionario ecclesiastico (Turin 195458) 1:80. a. m. zimmermann, Lexicon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner (Freiburg 195765) 1:283.

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