Feast Day: June 7
When did Saint Robert live: in the twelfth century
Biography of St. Robert:
Saint Robert was born in Yorkshire (northern England) and studied in Paris. After graduating, he became a secular priest, Benedictine-monk and later joined in the Cistercian Order. He became abbot of Newminster, the monastery founded by him, and successfully set up further monasteries in England. It is said that he especially cared for the poor. Saint Robert died after a fulfilling life in 1159. It seems like miracles occurred at his grave.
Statues and woodcarvings of Saint Robert - representation, symbolism and emblem: Saint Robert is shown as a Cistercian abbot with crook, small church model and holding a book in his right hand.