January 2 – Saint Adelard of Corbie, Patron Saint of those with Typhoid
Saint Adelard of Corbie, Patron of those with Typhoid (Feast Date: January 2)
Extract from St. Adelard: “Adelard was the grandson of Charles Martel, nephew of King Pepin and first cousin to Charlemagne. He became a monk at Corbie in Picardy in 773. Eventually he was chosen abbot, and became Charlemagne’s counselor. He was forced by the king to quit the monastery and work for him as chief minister for his son Pepin. He was accused of supporting a rival power (Bernard) against Emperor Louis the Debonair and was banished to a monastery on the island of Heri. Five years later he was recalled to the king’s court (821). He later retired to the Abbey at Corbie and died January 2 after an illness. Miracles were reported after his death.” See PICTURE of Saint Adelard. See also: Saint Adelard of Corbie, Saint Adalard of Corbie geneology.
We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Adelard of Corbie on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Typhoid in Zimbabwe (February 2011) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: World Mission Rosary Intentions: February 13 – February 26, 2012..
That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.
Articles and Websites:
Bartleby.com: St. Adalard, or Adelard, Abbot and Confessor
Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Adalard
Catholic Online: St. Adelard
Derkeiler.com: January 2nd St. Adalhard
RootsWeb.com / Ancestry.com: Prokasy Ancestry and Some Collateral Lines
Third Millennium Library: THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS-S. ADALHARDT, OR ADELARD
Monuments and Pilgrimages:
Videos and Books:
Ascent of the Saints: Saint Adelard, Google Books
Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary: