Abbey of St Genevieve

Abbey of St Genevieve

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Abbey of St Genevieve (Abbaye-Sainte-Genevi ve) was a French monastery in Paris, suppressed at the time of the French Revolution. The Abbey, close to the glise Saint- tienne-du-Mont and the present Panth on (its rebuilt abbey church), was said to have been founded in 502 by King Clovis I and his queen, Clotilde, in the name of the Holy Apostles, jointly dedicated to Peter and Paul. Later Saint Genevi ve was in the habit of coming to pray, taking a route commemorated by the name rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Genevi ve. At her death in 512, her remains were interred at the abbey church, near the tomb of Clovis. In 1147 secular canons officiated in the church. King Louis VII of France and Pope Eugene III, having witnessed some disorders, determined to restore discipline. At the request of Suger and Bernard of Clairvaux, Gildwin, the first Abbot of St-Victor, sent Odo, the prior of his abbey. There were difficulties, but order finally prevailed and some of the canons joined the reform, the Abbey becoming a house of Canons more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133995564
  • 9786133995567