Saint Landelin (Landelinus) (c.625-686,[1] Belgium) was a former brigand who underwent a Christian conversion. As a result of this, in about 650 he founded a monastery at Lobbes in Hainaut - Lobbes Abbey - in order to make amends to the area which he had formerly injured.[2]

He also founded Crespin Abbey,[3] and is credited with the foundation of Aulne Abbey.[4]

Once the number of monks had increased and the future of the community was assured Landelin resigned as abbot, in order to dedicate his life to the practice of austerities.


  1. Lobbes (Municipality, Province of Hainaut, Belgium)
  2. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Benedictine Abbey of Lobbes
  3. Catholic Encyclopedia: Cambrai
  4. Catholic Encyclopedia: Aulne Abbey

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

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