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Jim, that is a fascinating remark (though it appears that the window in question was only one of several at S Denis from the Life of St. Benedict.) The relics of St. Benedict were in fact transferred to Fossés in 868; the relationships between Glanfeuil, Fossés and S. Denis were at that time very close. Members of the Rorigo family (a powerful Maine-based Frankish clan) appear to have been in control of all three abbeys in the mid and late 9th century. Moreover, late Carolingian kings were much interested both in Fossés and S. Denis .I don’t know how far into the future such close relationships were maintained..but I’m currently looking into the issue.

thanks,

John Wickstrom

 

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On 11/07/2011 11:55 AM, Christopher Crockett wrote:

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From: John Wickstrom <[log in to unmask]>
 
John, in the context of your long-standing expertise regarding the 12th c.
sources on St. Maur, could you hazard a guess as to why an episode in his life
might have been chosen (presumably by Suger) for depiction in a window in the
new St. Denis choir?
 
or, is Maur just "incidental" here --the real subject being  St. Benny's
life?
 

Christopher,
I heard a paper at Kalamazoo in May by John Wickstrom (a listmember?) on translations of the relics of St Maurus, which made their way -- like those of Benedict himself and his sister St Scholastica -- to the Loire valley, at the abbey of Glanfeuil.  But at some point in the 11th century, the relics of St Maurus were transferred to the Cluniac abbey of Fossé, near Paris.  I've no idea whether there were direct links with Saint-Denis, but St Maurus's relics were at least fairly close by.
Cheers,
Jim

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