The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Eugenius III (1145-1153)
Consistory celebrated in 1151 (V)


(32) 1. ALBERTO (?-ca. 1156)

Birth. (No date found), Monte Sacrato, near Lucca. Of poor parents. He is also listed as Alberto da Monte Sacrato.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Eustachio in a consistory celebrated in 1151 (1). Opted for the order of cardinal priests and the title of Ss. Apostoli in 1152.

Death. Ca. 1156, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 81; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm ab initio nascentis Ecclesiæ vsque ad Vrbanvm VIII. Pont. Max. 2 volumes. Romae : Typis Vaticanis, 1677, I, col. 1056; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 139.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 139. Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 2, 81; and Chacón, Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm, I, col. 1056, say that he was created cardinal by Pope Anastasius IV in September 1153.

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(32) 2. BERNARD, O.Cist. (?-1153)

Birth. (No date found), Rennes, France. He is also listed as Bernard de Rennes.

Education. Entered the Order of the Cistercians at Clairvaux. Disciple of Bernard de Clairvaux, future saint.

Early life. Canon of the cathedral chapter of Rennes during the episcopate of bishop Hamelin (1127-1141). Later, he went to Rome, where he edified everybody by his exemplary life.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of Ss. Cosma e Damiano in a consistory celebrated in 1151 (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between December 31, 1152 and April 10, 1153. Legate in Germany in 1151. Participated in the papal election of 1153, which elected Pope Anastasius IV.

Death. Shortly after the election of Pope Anastasius IV in July 1153 (2), in Rome. Buried (no information found).

Beatification. He is inscribed as a blessed in the Martyrologe Gallican of Andrè Sauffay. His feast is celebrated on May 1.

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 53, no. 3; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 76-77; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm ab initio nascentis Ecclesiæ vsque ad Vrbanvm VIII. Pont. Max. 2 volumes. Romae : Typis Vaticanis, 1677, I, col. 1049; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 139; Paris-Jallobert, Paul. "Les cardinaux de Bretagne". Revue de Bretagne et de Vendée, n. ser., II (1887), 31-32; Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab conditio Ecclesia. Ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1956. 2 v. Reprint. Originally published : Lipsiae : Veit et comp., 1885-1888. Original t.p. included : Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab condita ecclesia : ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII. Editionem secundam correctam et auctam edidit Philippus Jaffè ; auspiciis Gulielmi Wattenbach; curaverunt S. Loewenfeld, F. Kaltenbrunner, P. Ewald, II, 20.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 139. Paris-Jallobert, "Les cardinaux de Bretagne". Revue de Bretagne et de Vendée, 31, says that he was created cardinal priest of the title of S. Clemente.
(2) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 139. Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 2, 77; and Chacón, Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm, I, col. 1049, say that he died on May 1, 1154. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, p. 53, no. 3, says that he died on 1 May 1153 (?).

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