Hugh of Cluny and Adoption

Revision as of 16:43, 22 May 2014 by Admin (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Hugh of Cluny



Hugh, from a noble Burgundian family, was raised by his great-uncle, Hugh, bishop of Auxerre. He entered the monastery of Cluny aged 14, took his vows a year later, was prior by the age of 21 and abbot in 1049.

He was an advisor to nine popes and had a great influence on the church and the political world of his time. Under his abbacy Cluny built a new basilica, the largest church in the world at the time, consecrated in 1095, and he was a leading organizer of the First Crusade.

He is the patron saint of fevers.


Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, edited by F.L. Cross. (London: Oxford University Press, 1957)