Born in Asti, Italy in 1049, Bruno was educated by Benedictines. He joined them while he was still rather young and was appointed the canon of the Siena cathedral. How this came about is quite the story. Bruno was on his way to Montecassino to become a monk but on the way fell ill. He stayed in Siena for a prolonged time due to his health. Eventually, the local bishop thought Bruno would make a good canon to the cathedral and so named him as such. After this, Bruno was named Bishop of Segni.
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