(Landelinus) (c.625-686, Belgium
) was a former brigand who underwent a Christian
conversion. As a result of this, in about 650 he founded a monastery
- Lobbes Abbey
- in order to make amends to the area which he had formerly injured.
He also founded Crespin Abbey, and is credited with the foundation of Aulne Abbey.
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.