Lobbes a celebrated convent in Hennegau, near Liege, in Belgium, founded by St. Laudelin, is noted particularly because it educated, and at one time had as its abbot, the celebrated monk Heriger, who flourished towards the close of the 10th century. His whole history is so thoroughly entangled in mythical narratives that it is well-nigh impossible to tell when Heriger first came to Lobbes. Vogel, in Herzog (Real-Encyklopadie, 5:753), thinks it probable that Heriger entered Lobbes in 960, and that he could not, because of the low condition of the inmates of that monastery previous to this date, have been educated there. Heriger wrote Vita St. Ursmari: Gesta episcoporum Tungrensium et Leodiensium (about A.D. 979): — Vita St. Laudoaldi (about 980), etc. He died October 31,1007.

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