Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 16: Saint Ado of Vienne

St. Ado

History

Though he was born into a wealthy family, Ado left it all behind to become a Benedictine monk. He was very holy, which made other people so jealous, he had to leave town. He went to Rome on pilgrimage, but ended up staying for two years. Then he traveled more than 200 miles away to Ravenna. He found an old copy of the Roman Martyrology, a book that honors the people who died because of their faith in Jesus. Ado updated this book so more people could be inspired.

Activity

As part of your family prayers, read today’s entry in the Roman Martyrology. This is not the same one that Saint Ado wrote – it’s been updated since his ninth century version. 

Saint Ado, pray for us!


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