Abbey of Cluny:
The Abbey at Cluny was founded (909?) by William the Pius, Duke of Aquitaine near Macon in Burgundy. He was the son of Bernard II, Count of Auvergne ‘Plantapilosa’, (velvet foot?), and Grandson of Bernard I, duke of SEPTIMANIA.
The second Abbot of Cluny was Odo of Lagery who became Pope Urban II. Odo (or Otho or Eudes) de Lagery was born (1035) in Champaign, France and studied at Reims. He trained for the church and became archdeacon of Auxerre before he entered the Benedictine (so-called) monastery of Cluny, of which he became abbot in 1073.
In 1078 he was created cardinal bishop of Ostia, by pope Gregory VII, whom he eventually succeeded. Cluny would become the instrument of the Crusades.
Urban died suddenly at Rome on the 29th of July 1099, fourteen days after the capture of Jerusalem, but before the news of that event had reached Italy.
Stem of the Vatican.
Stem of Cluny Abbey
Stem of Hulencourt Golf Course
Princedom of Septimania. 537?
SEPTIMANIA: was the land between Spain (Catalonia) and Montpellier (France), called Gallia Narbonensis by the Romans when they ruled there, and Gallia by the Visigoths who ruled from 462.
It had been called Martinopolis during the lifetime of Martin of Tours who built several monasteries there, the first being Ligugé, then Marmoutiers. It became a Jewish princedom in the year 537?
The origin of the name Septimania is not clear. It may have been named after St. Martin’s seven cousins who were installed there, known as the Seven Sleepers, or it may have been named after a Sept of Mani. A religion that Simon the Magus was associated with.
ARAGONESE CROWN: (SACRA CORONA?)
In 1095, Provence (formerly Septimania) was ruled by the Aragonese kings.
Ramon Berenguer III, 1095-1131, Dolça (of Provence). On his death in 1131 King of Aragon (Ramon Berenguer III) bequeaths one third of his lands to the Templars.
Ramon Berenguer IV, 1131-1162, Peronella (of Aragon).
The priest of Rennes-le-chateau had a similar name – Saunier Berenger, the man who suddenly came into an unexplained fortune. Maybe he was a relative of the king of Aragon?
MARTIN OF TOURS:
St. Martin was born 227- the grandson of Florus, king of Pannonia (modern Hungary), and the son of Florus, tribune of Rome. His mother was claimed to be the sister of Constantine. Martin was also called Florus but on entering a monastery under Hillary of Poitiers, he took the name of his uncle ‘Martin’ who was a christian bishop.
Tours under Martin was called Martinopolis and his land streched from present day Tours to the confines of Gallia Cisalpina (modern Lombardy). St Columban visited his tomb on his way to meet Sigisbert at Riems. He retrieved from Martins coffin, a book that had been preserved for him there.
Martin’s monasteries of Ligugé and Marmoutiers was functioning until suppressed in the year 1762, by the monks of Cluny in.
Tomb of St Martin of Tours, Marmoutiers, France
Tomb of St. Columban at Bobbio, Lombardy Italy
“The Rule of St. Columban was approved of by the Council of Mâcon in 627, but it was destined before the close of the century to be superseded by that of St. Benedict.
For several centuries in some of the greater monasteries the two rules were observed conjointly”. see: Wikipedia
(i.e. the Gallican christians of St Peter’s christian church were suppressed by the -Jewish Cluniacense monks now calling themselves ‘Benedictines’ and ‘Cistercersians’ ed.)