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Abbey of Savigny

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In Normandy. In 1093 Vitalis of Mortain established a hermitage in the Forest of Savigny. Some of the hermits felt a call to follow the Rule of St Benedict in its primitive strictness, and the abbey was established in 1115. It rose to high repute and daughter houses were founded. In 1147 all the houses were integrated into the Cistercian Order.

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