Blessed Dalmatius Moner
Friar and Priest
Born at San Coloma de Farnes in Catalonia in 1291, Blessed Dalmatius was sent to the University of Montpellier and in 1314 after completing his studies enter the Order at the priory of Gerona (Spain. For many years he taught at the stdium generale at Gerona and became the master of novices. because of his austere life and his love of solitude and prayer his reputation for holiness became widespread. His desire to live as a hermit was fulfilled when the community allowed him to hollow out a cave on the priory property where he spent the last years of his , leaving it only too celebrate Mass and go to choir. He died in his beloved cave on September 24, 1341.