Berno the first abbot OF CLUNY, made his profession of the monastic state in the Abbey of St. Martin, at Autun, whence he removed to that of Baume (or to St. Benoit d'Aniane). He was appointed abbot of Baume, and subsequently of Cluny, about 910 (or 913). He also had charge of the monastery of Deols, or Bourg-Dieu; and, in the following year, of Massay, in Berry. He was thus, at one time, superior of seven abbeys, which were committed to him in opposition to his own wishes, on account of his reputation for sanctity, that he might restore them to a proper state of discipline. Nothing is known of his private life; but he died peaceably on the 1st, or 13th of January, 927, and was buried at Cluny. Some martyrologies give him the title of blessed, others call him saint. See Baillet, Jan. 13.

Topical Outlines Nave's Bible Topics International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online King James Bible King James Dictionary

Verse reference tagging and popups powered by VerseClick™.