Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 24: St. Adele

A woman portrays
St. Adele


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.


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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