Thursday, April 10, 2014

St. Fulbert

The saint of the day for April 10 is St. Fulbert.

St. Fulbert was a scholar, philosopher and bishop of Chartres, France, who defended monasticism and orthodoxy. He was born in Italy in the 10th century and studied at Rheims, France, under the celebrated philosopher Gerbert, who later became Pope Sylvester II. Gerbert took Fulbert to Rome with him. After the Pope’s death, the bishop of Chartres made Fulbert the chancellor of the cathedral, and soon Chartres became one of the best learning centers in France.

He wrote a number of poems and hymns, many of them about the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom he was greatly devoted.

He was eventually named bishop of Chartres in 1007 and had the cathedral rebuilt after a fire destroyed it. He died in 1029.

Learn more about St. Fulbert here.

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