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Laurence Bévenot

BÉVENOT, Ludovic Eloi Isidore Jean Joseph (Monastic name: Laurence) OSB. b. Birmingham, 21 June 1901; d. 22 October 1990. He was born to French immigrant parents: his father was professor of Romance Languages at Birmingham University. He was educated at Mount St Mary’s Preparatory School, Derbyshire (1909-14) and Ampleforth College, Yorkshire (1914-19). He joined the monastic community at Ampleforth in 1919. He read Mathematics at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford University (1922-25). From 1928 to 1951 he was teacher of Mathematics, and director of the choir and orchestra at Ampleforth. He then became parish priest at Our Lady and St Michael, Workington, Cumberland (1951-58); Warwick Bridge,...

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