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St. Aimo

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Feastday: April 30
Death: 1173

Mystic and monk, born near Rennes, France, in a turbulent era. Aimo entered the Benedictine monastery of Savigny, in the modern region of Normandy. There he took care of two monks of the community afflicted with leprosy. Perhaps because of his fearless charity in nursing these unfortunates, Aimo was thought to be a leper as well. He served as a lay brother in the community until his superiors realized that he did not have the dreaded disease. He was then chosen for the priesthood and ordained. Aimo is remembered not only for his charitable kindness but for his recorded mystical experiences.

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