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St Odo

(c. 879—942)


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(c.879–942),

second Abbot of Cluny. In 909 he entered the monastery of Baume, where he was soon in charge of the monastery school. He succeeded St Berno as Abbot of Cluny in 927. He was largely instrumental in raising the monastery to the high position which it held in the next centuries. Under him the monastic church was completed and the influence of Cluny over other monasteries greatly extended. Feast day, 18 Nov. (among the Benedictines, 11 May).

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