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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/8/10 Monasticism in the West Late 4th century St. Athanasius (d. 371) travels from the east to found houses in north and central Italy. Missionaries from there spread to Spain, North Africa, southern and central France
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11/8/10 St. Martin of Tours (d. 397) Coverts at 18, military career, then does missionary work among Arian Ostrogoths Decides to become a monk Lives in Italy, established first monastery in France at Liguge 371 elected bishop of Tours
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11/8/10 Founded other monasteries, created network of parish churches, counseled emperors, tried to end violence in western Europe Life of St. Martin by Sulpicius Severus becomes model for all hagiography (sacred writing) or biography of a saint
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11/8/10 Saints lives become popular in Middle Ages Portrayed as an ascetic who seeks God by living martyrdom, but whose reputation brings him into contact with the world Attains state of grace that allows him to overcome temptation, serves would be disciples, dies a peaceful
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