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The Age of Bede - Study Guide Chapter 3, Bede, Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 is Bede's account of the lives of five holy abbots: Benedict, Ceolfrith, Eosterwine, Sigfrith and Hwaetberht.

Chapters 1 - 7. Benedict Bishop was inspired by God to create a monastery to honor St. Peter. This monastery was on the north bank of the Wear and King Egfrid aided in the monastery's construction. Due to illness, construction took 16 years. Benedict was a holy man, who put aside riches, country, home and family to serve God. So Benedict traveled to Rome and saw the tombs of the apostles. Afterwards, he dedicated himself to practice Christianity as they did in Rome. He was also trained in the monastic life at a monastery in Lerins.

At the same time, Egbert, the King of Kent, sent Wighard as bishop-elect to be consecrated in...

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