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St. Hugh, a French Carthusian monk, was invited by England’s Henry II to establish a new abbey in Somerset, as part of the king’s effort to atone for his role in the murder of Thomas Becket. Hugh became bishop in 1186 and was known for his devotion to the poor and his cheerful disposition. James Kiefer called him “Protector of the Oppressed.” (source unknown)

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