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Feastday: February 1

Death: 1168

Cistercian bishop, so named because of the grating , or metal rails, surrounding his shrine. A Breton who entered Clairvaux, he was professed by St. Bernard and became bishop of Aleth before the see was transferred to Saint­Malo. He founded Sainte-Croix de Guingamp and Saint-Jacques de Montfort Abbeys.

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