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673 – Bede was born on the lands of the monastery. 680 – Bede was placed at the Wearmouth monastery at the age of seven under the care of Benedict Biscop, founder of the monastery. 692 – Ordained deacon at the age of nineteen. His writings are categorized as scientific, historical and theological which reflects ..

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251 – Saint Anthony was born in Egypt of very pious parents. 286 – He departed for the desert where he found a derelict fortress in which he barricaded himself at the age of 35. Completely isolated, but for a good Christian who bought him food every six months or so, he pursued with greater ..

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1195 – Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Italian  Sant’Antonio da Padova , original name Fernando Franciscan friar, doctor of the church, and patron of the poor. Baptized Ferdinand. 1210 – He joined the Augustinian canons and probably became a priest. 1220 – He joined the Franciscan order, hoping to preach to the Saracens and ..

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963-984 – Aelfric had his education at the Benedictine Old Minster at Winchester.   987 – Became a monk at Cerne Abbas, Dorset.   990-992 – Wrote "Catholic Homilies" which was written in Old English.   993-998 – Wrote the "Lives of the Saints", a compilation of sermons that was translated in Latin.   1005 ..

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