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John Vincentius, St.


Benedictine bishop and hermit; d. probably Dec. 12, 1012. At first a bishop in the district around ravenna, he later became a hermit on Monte Pirchiriano in Piedmont, where, after the fashion of St. romuald and the camaldolese, he gathered around himself a colony of hermits known as Santa-Maria delle Celle. On this spot in 987 he built the chapel in honor of St. Michael, which by the year 1000 had grown into the Abbey of San Michele di Chiusa. Later, in 1006, he played a part in the foundation of San Solutore in Turin. In 1154 his remains were translated to the parish church of Sant' Ambrogio.

Feast: Dec. 21.

Bibliography: Chronicon monasterii s. Michaelis Clusini in Monumenta Germaniae Historica: Scriptores 30.2:961964. f. savio, Gli Antichi Vescovi d'Italia, v.1 Il Piemonte (Turin 1898). a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige 3:466468.

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