Mortui Vivos Docent
Abbey of Sarlat
Sarlat grew around an abbey founded by St. Sacerdos, bishop of Limoges, in the late eighth century. Noted in passing that Sacerdos was the son of St. Mondane which gave its name to the village where she ’s was withdrawn, a stronghold of the Lords of Fenelon. For the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, Sarlat is a prosperous city where many hold fairs and markets: in 1317, Pope John XXII erected in the diocese and the abbey became a cathedral. But the Hundred Years War puts an end to its expansion: Sarlat ruined lots of conflict. While assigned to the English by treaty in 1360 Bretigny, Sarlat resists, which earned him the gratitude of the king of France Charles VII to grant him new revenues and exemption from certain taxes.
A list of the Abbots of Sarlat can be found here.