A saint for people living in the forest of belgrave hts :-)Fr John D'Alton | 03.06.2008 | 02:31:38 | Views: 1342
Commemorated 2 June:
St. Adalgis of Novara, Priest Hermit (Died c. 686)
(also known as Adelgis, Algise, Algis)
Adalgis, an Irish monk and disciple of Saint Fursey
(January 16), holds a place in the folklore of northern and eastern
France... He settled with his brothers Saints Gobain (June 20) and
Etto (July 10) in the forest of Thierache and became one of the
apostles of Picardy. Venturing forth from their little cell, known as
Cellula, they evangelized in the area around Arras and Laon. The
village of Saint-Algis grew up around the small monastery he founded.
About 970, the Irish Abbot Forannan translated the relics of Saint
Adalgis to the monastery church of Saint Michael in
Thierache.(Benedictines, D'Arcy, Encyclopaedia, Fitzpatrick, Gougaud,
Kenney, O'Hanlon, Montague).
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