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Peter Damian

PETER Damian. b. Ravenna 1007; d. Faenza, 22-23 February 1072. Peter Damian entered the hermitage of Fonte Avellana in 1035, and had become prior of the community by 1043. He was interested in church reform, both of his own community (combining elements of eremitic and coenobitic monasticism) and of the wider church. He was made cardinal-bishop of Ostia in 1057 and was made a Doctor of the Church in 1828. The clear attestation of Peter Damian’s hymn texts and their diffusion in common with his other writings (particularly in MS Vat. Lat. 3797, written in Fonte Avellana c. 1072-1076 and taken to Faenza c. 1188-1195, which comprises material by Peter Damian, including hymns and sequences* as...

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