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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

St. Fulbert

(b. 960 -1029)

Easter: April 10th



Historically today is the feast of St. Fulbert, Bisbop of Chartres, France, and a poet and scholar, who aided the Cluniac Reform. Born in Italy circa 952 or 960, Fulbert studied at Rheims, France, under future Pope Sylvester II. In 1003, he returned to France, becoming the bishop of Chartres in 1007. Fulbert rebuilt the cathedral there when it burned down, and defended monasticism and orthodoxy. His hymns, treatises, and letter have survived.


St. Fulbert


St. Fulbert was a scholar and philosopher, and was also the bishop of Chartres, France. He spent much of his time as bishop rigorously defending monasticism and orthodoxy.

He was born in Italy in the 10th century and studied at Rheims, France, under the celebrated philosopher Gerbert, who later became Pope Sylvester II. Gerbert took Fulbert to Rome with him. After the Pope’s death, the bishop of Chartres made Fulbert the chancellor of the cathedral, and soon Chartres became one of the best learning centers in France.

He was eventually named bishop of Chartres in 1007 and had the cathedral rebuilt after a fire destroyed it. He died in 1029.

Fulbert's literary productions include 140 epistles, 2 treatises, 27 hymns, and parts of the ecclesiastical Office. His epistles are of great historical value, especially on account of the light they throw on the liturgy and discipline of the Church in the eleventh century.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint.php?n=432
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2013-04-10

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