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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Saint Wandrille of Fontenelle

Also known as
Vandrille of FontenelleWandregisel of FontenelleWandregisilus of Fontenelle
Memorial
22 July
Profile
Member of the court of King Dagobert I. Married. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy, his wife became a nun and Wandrille became a monk at Montfaucon, Switzerland. Spiritual student of Saint Balderic. Hermit at Saint-Ursanne, Jura, France. Monk in Bobbio, Italy. Priest, ordained by Saint Ouen of Rouen. Founded the Abbey of Fontenelle in Normandy, France in 657.
Born
c.600 near Verdun, Austrasia (in modern France)
Died
668during the Viking invasions, Wandrille’s relics were dispersed to assorted church and abbeysin the 19th century his skull was found in storage in Liège, Belgiumskull returned to the Fontenelle Abbey’s new church in 1967
Canonized
Pre-Congregation
Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of RamsgateOur Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen BunsonWikipedia


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