Saint William of Vercelli
- Abbot, Founder (1142).
Saint William of Monte Vergine, born in Vercelli, a city of Lombardy, lost his parents in his infancy and was brought up by a relative in great sentiments of piety. He would have made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, but God made known to him that he was calling him to a solitary life, and he retired into the kingdom of Naples. In 1119 he began the establishment of the Congregation of Monte Vergine.
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