Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December 24: St. Adele

A woman portrays
St. Adele

History

Adele was the daughter of King Dagobert II of Germany. After her husband died, she made sure her grown son was provided for and then became a nun. She started a convent and led the other sisters with holiness and good judgment. She influenced many people to lead holy lives – her grandson was Saint Gregory of Utrecht.

Activity

Saint Adele was devoted to Christ, and surely Christmas was a very special time for her. Today, watch this video of a famous German Christmas carol.  Here it is in English, too. 

Saint Adele, pray for us!

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