name Benedictine

birth 4th June 982 

death 1053

feast day June 10

Benedictine archbishop and official of the Holy Roman Empire. He was born in Oppershafen, Wetterau, Germany, in about 982. Educated at Fulda Abbey, he became a Benedictine and was made the abbot of two monasteries, becoming the archbishop  of Mainz in 1031. He served as chancellor and chief almoner alms distributor for the empire. Pope St. Leo XI advised Bardo to lighten his duties and relax some of his personal austerities and mortifications.



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