Butler's Lives of the Saints: February
For more than two centuries, "Butler's" has been one of the best known, most widely consulted hagiographies. In its brief and authoritative entries, readers can find a wealth of knowledge on the lives and deeds of the saints, as well as their ecclesiastical and historical importance since canonization.
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St Modan, Abbot (? c. 550) A legend in the much later Aberdeen Breviary makes
him a monk given to great austerity of life, chosen against his will to be abbot, but
actual information about his life, or even the century in which he lived, is vague.
In 1431 he retired to the Friary of the Carceri outside Assisi, where he lived for a
further thirty years practising penance and austerity to an extreme degree. In
1460 he was transferred to San Damiano in Assisi, and he died there on either 7
or 8 ...
All sources, including the Felire of Oengus, emphasize the exceptional austerity
of his life: he is said to have lived on nothing but barley bread and a few herbs
and to have drunk muddy water. Some regard his asceticism as excessive — and
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St Cornelius the Centurion
ST BLAISE bishop and martyr
ST GILBERT OF SEMPRINGHAM abbot and founder
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