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Alexander II - (1061-1073)

Saint Biography

Alexander II, Anselm by birth, was born in Baggio and is thought to have been a student of Lanfranc at Bec. Ordained a priest c. 1055, Alexander belonged to ... Read More

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Reigned 1061-1073

As Anselm of Lucca, he had been recognized for a number of years as one of the leaders of the reform party, especially in the Milanese territory, where he was born at Baggio, of noble parentage. Together with Hildebrand, he had imbibed in Cluny (q.v.) the zeal for reformation. The first theatre of his activity was Milan, where he was one of the founders of ... Read More


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Reading 1, Hebrews 5:7-9
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Psalm, Psalms 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
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Gospel, John 19:25-27
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