Narciso Casanovas
Narciso Casanovas (1747–1799) was a Spanish composer who became a Benedictine monk in 1763 at Montserrat, where he remained for the rest of his life. As well as sacred music, he wrote single-movement...
Leander of Seville
Saint Leander of Seville (Spanish: San Leandro de Sevilla) (Cartagena, c. 534–Seville, March 13, 600 or 601), brother of the encyclopedist St. Isidore of Seville, was the Catholic Bishop of Sevill...
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Turibius of Liébana
Saint Turibius of Liébana (fl. c. 530), also known as Turbius the Monk (Turibius Monachus, Toribio el Monje), was an early Benedictine monk. He was born probably in Turieno and spent most of his life ...
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Prudencio de Sandoval
Fray Prudencio de Sandoval (1553–1620) was a Spanish historian and Benedictine monk, the Bishop of Tuy from 1608 to 1612 and Bishop of Pamplona thereafter until his death. De Sandoval was born i...
Íñigo of Oña
Saint Íñigo of Oña (Basque: Eneko, Latin: Enecus, Ennecus, Innicus or Ignatius, Spanish: San Enecón, San Íñigo; died 1 June 1057) was the Benedictine abbot of San Salvador at Oña. He was c...
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Dominic of Silos
Dominic of Silos, O.S.B., (Spanish: Santo Domingo de Silos) (1000 – December 20, 1073) was a Spanish monk, to whom the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, where he served as the abbot, is dedicated. ...
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Oliba Cabreta
Oliba Cabreta (c. 920 – Montecassino, 990) was the count of Cerdanya from 965 and count of Besalú from 984 until his abdication in 988. He was the fourth son of Miró II and Ava. He inherited Cerdanya ...
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Luis Alfonso de Carvallo
Luis Alfonso de Carvallo, S.J. (1571–2 February 1635), also known as "Padre Carvallo", was a priest and an important Asturian historian of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Born in a poor quarter of Ca...
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Francisco de Berganza
Fray Francisco de Berganza y Arce (10 April 1663 – 29 April 1738), better known as Padre Berganza, was a Spanish Benedictine monk and medievalist. Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo called him la lumbrer...
Nebridius
Saint Nebridius (Catalan: Nebridi, Spanish: Nebridio) was bishop of Egara (Terrassa) (516–527) and then bishop of Barcelona from 540 to around 547 AD. His feast day falls on February 9. A na...
Rudesind
Saint Rudesind (Galician: San Rosendo, Rudesindo; Latin: Rudesindus) (November 26, 907 – March 1, 977) was a Galician bishop and abbot. He was born into the nobility; his father was Count Gut...
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Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro
Friar Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro ([beˈnito xeˈɾonimo feiˈxoo]; 8 October 1676 – 26 September 1764) was a Galician (Spain) monk and scholar who led the Age of Enlightenment in Spain. He was a...
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Pedro Ponce de León
Dom Pedro Ponce de Leon, O.S.B., (1520–1584) was a Spanish Benedictine monk who is often credited as being "the first teacher for the deaf".Ponce de Leon established a school for the deaf at the San S...
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Rosendo Salvado
Dom Rosendo Salvado Rotea OSB (1 March 1814 – 29 December 1900) was a Spanish Benedictine monk, missionary, bishop, author, founder and first Abbot of the Territorial Abbey of New Norcia, in Western A...
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José Saenz d'Aguirre
Joseph Saenz de Aguirre (24 March 1630 – 19 August 1699) was a Cardinal, and learned Spanish Benedictine.D'Aguirre was born at Logro, in Old Castile. He entered the congregation of Monte Cassi...
Fray Íñigo Abbad y Lasierra
Fray Íñigo Abbad y Lasierra (1745–1813), born in Estadilla, Spain, was a Benedictine monk and the first historian to extensively document Puerto Rico's history, nationality and culture. Abbad arrived ...
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Hermogius
Hermogius was a Benedictine bishop, and uncle to Pelagius of Cordova. Born at Tuy, Spain, Hermogius founded Labrugia Monastery in Spanish Galicia in 915. Shortly afterwards he was taken prisoner by th...
Francisco Ruiz de Castro
Francisco Ruiz de Castro y de Sandoval-Rojas (May 1579 - 1637), was a Spanish nobleman and politician the 8th count of Lemos.
Francisco Ruiz de Castro was born in Madrid. His father, Fernando Rui...
Florentius of Carracedo
Florentius of Carracedo was Benedictine abbot at Carracedo, Spain, who was held with great regard by King Aiphonsus VII of Leon and Castile, Spain. His monastery adopted the Cistercian rule, after the...
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Cassià Maria Just
Cassià Maria Just i Riba ([kəsiˈa məˈɾi.ə ˈʒust]; 22 August 1926 – 12 March 2008) was a Spanish cleric and the abbot of Santa Maria de Montserrat from 1966 to 1989.
He was born on 22 August 1926 i...
Attilanus
Attilanus (Atilanus) (937–1007) was a Spanish Benedictine and bishop of Zamora. He was prior of Moreruela Abbey.He was canonized in or about the year 1095.
Domingo Betanzos
Domingo Betanzos (d. at Valladolid, September 1549) was a Spanish Dominican missionary to New Spain, who participated in the "Spiritual Conquest", evangelizing the indigenous.
A native of León in ...
Bernard of Valdeiglesias
Bernard of Valdeiglesias (or "of Candeleda") was a Benedictine Cistercian monk at Valdeiglesias, province of Avila, Spain. He died about 1155 AD of natural causes and is Patron saint of Candeleda, S...
Martín Sarmiento
Martín Sarmiento or Martiño Sarmiento, also Father Sarmiento (born Pedro José García Balboa), (Villafranca del Bierzo, El Bierzo, March 9, 1695 - Madrid, December 7, 1772) was a Spanish scholar, write...
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Gualberto Fabricio de Vagad
Gualberto Fabricio de Vagad was an Aragonese Cistercian Benedictine monk and the first historian of the Kingdom of Aragon. He was born in Zaragoza in the first third of the fifteenth century and strad...
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Àngel Rodamilans
Àngel Rodamilans i Canals (Sabadell, 1 May 1874 - Serra d'en Camaró, Sabadell 27 July 1936) was a Catalan Benedictine monk and composer of religious music. He, as were also 22 other Benedictine monks,...