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St. Anselm of Canterbury - Monk, Philosopher and Theologian

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Rebroadcast of the long-running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour," a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org

Born near Aosta in Italy in 1033, St. Anselm began his education under the tutelage of the monks of a local Benedictine monastery. At age 27, he fulfilled his desire to be a monk. He entered the monastery of Bec in Normandy and was elected Prior three years later. St. Anselm was later named Abbot of the monastery. In 1093 he was summoned to England to become the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The brilliance of St. Anselm's thinking and writing about the nature of faith and of God has influenced scholars since the Middle Ages. His written works have been studied and praised by many of the world's greatest theologians and philosophers.

St. Anselm died in the year 1109.  We celebrate his feast day on April 21.

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