Saint William the Abbot (1142)

Of the many saints and blesseds named William, none is better remembered than Saint William of Monte Vergine, in Italy. After a pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint James at Compostella in Spain, he retired to a mountain named Monte Vergine (Mount of the Blessed Virgin), and lived there until his death. This is where a beautiful picture of Our Lady is preserved, and works miracles. Saint William lived, and gave his monks to live, the Rule of Saint Benedict, the father of Western monasticism.

Saint William the Abbot (a/k/a "of Vercelli")

Saint William the Abbot (a/k/a “of Vercelli”)