Thursday, September 4, 2014


Blessed Hugh of Fosse
Born at Fosse near Namur, Belgium .

Died1164 of natural causes relics transferred to the Cathedrale Notre-Dame of Laon, France in 1896
Beatified 13 July 1927 by Pope Pius XI
Priest. Disciple of Saint Norbert, and succeeded him as superior general of the Premonstratensians. Under his leadership the Order grew to 120 houses.
Hugh was ordained and in 1119 joined Saint Norbert, the founder of the Premonstratensians ,Canons Regular of Premontre, as his companion and principal assistant. At first Hugh accompanied Norbert on his preaching missions in Hainault and Brabant. After the founding of Premontre, he assumed most of the responsibility for directing the house. Hugh succeeded Norbert as abbot general of the order when Norbert was consecrated archbishop of Magdeburg. During Hugh's thirty-five-year administration, the order grew to
over 120 houses. A letter from Saint Bernard to Hugh suggests that he was a man of impetuous disposition.

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