Caesarius of Heisterbach

Caesarius of Heisterbach (near Bonn) was born about 11S0, and was brought up at the monastery whence he draws his name. He also studied in Paris, and returned to Heisterbach about 1210. He was a Cistercian by profession. His best known work, " Dialogi de Miraculis," is divided into twelve books, each of which is devoted to anecdotes illustrative of certain religious topics” conversion, contrition, confession,.. These dialogues have often preserved interesting details of manners and customs though, as their title would imply, they are full of the miraculous. Caesar appears to have died about 1240 A.D.


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PONCELET, Note sur les Libri VIII miraculorum in Analecta Bollandiana, Brussels, 1902.