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Aymard, Bl.

AYMARD, BL.

Third abbot of Cluny; d. Cluny, Oct. 5, 965. He was elected between April 21 and June 13, 942 to succeed St. odo of cluny, whose work in the cluniac reform he continued. During his short administration the possessions of cluny increased considerably. In 948 Pope Agapetus II confirmed the direct dependence of Cluny and its dependencies on the Apostolic See. Because he had become blind, Aymard resigned his office in 948, having provided for the election of majolus of cluny as fourth abbot. In 1063 peter damian collected the oral testimony of Aymard's patience, simplicity, and humility.

Feast: Oct. 5 (Benedictines).

Bibliography: j. mabillon, Acta sanctorum ordinis S. Benedicti, 9 v. (Paris 16681701; 2d ed. Venice 173340) 7:316323. m. marrier and a. duchesne, Bibliotheca cluniacensis (Paris 1614; repr. Mâcon 1915). peter damian, Op. 33, Patrologia Latina, ed. j. p. migne, 217 v. (Paris 187890) 145:570572. a. bruel, Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Cluny, 6 v. (Paris 18761903) v.12. e. sackur, Die Cluniacenser, 2 v. (Halle 189294) passim. p. schmitz, Histoire de l'Ordre de Saint-Benoî, 7 v. (Maredsous, Belgium 194256) 1:132133.

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