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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Saint's Corner: St. Bede the Venerable

Name: Bede the Venerable
Birth & Death: ca. 673 - 26 May 735
Feast Day: 26 May
Country of Origin: England
History: Priest and monk, Bede was sent to a monastery at age 7 to be educated and it is speculated that his parents always planned for him to enter the clergy. He was ordained a priest at the age of 30. Bede wrote extensively on a variety of subjects including scientific, historical and theological works. He was promoted to a Doctor of the Church in 1899.

Catholic Encyclopaedia

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