Valerio of Bierzo

Valerius abbas Bergidensis


Valerio, born around 630 near Astorga (Gallecia), received a good education and, around the age of 25, converted to a life of spiritual discipline in the monastery of Compludo, in the Bierzo region. Obsessed with the idea of the devil and temptations, he lived for a long time as an anchorite. Around 680, working with Abbot Donadeus, he wrote several works to contribute to the ascetic and spiritual formation of a group of monks. These texts include, for instance, the Letter in Praise of Egeria, some poems and three autobiographical works. He also produced an extensive hagiographical compilation. He died shortly after 691.


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