St Chrodegang of Metz Biography – Feast Day: March 6 – Saint of the Day

St Chrodegang of Metz Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

St Chrodegang was also known as:

  • Chrodegangus
  • Chrodegrang
  • Chrodegrangus
  • Chrodogand
  • Chrodogandus
  • Chrotgang
  • Chrotgangus
  • Droctegangus
  • Chrodegand

Chrodegang of Metz, Frankish Bishop of Metz, a layman was born on 712 AD in Belgium, Europe. Worked in Metz. Died: March 6, 766 AD in Metz, Kingdom of the Franks. Feast Day is celebrated on March 6.

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St Chrodegang of Metz, Frankish Bishop of Metz, layman Profile

Date of Birth 712 AD
Country of Birth Belgium of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Bishops who became Saints
Profession Frankish Bishop of Metz, layman
Place of Work Metz
Date of Death March 6, 766 AD
Place of Death Metz, Kingdom of the Franks
Feast Day March 6
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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St Chrodegang of Metz Biography

St Chrodegang of Metz was the son of Sigram and Landrada. He was related to Pepin the short, The brother of Saint Opportuna of Montreuil. Chrodegang was educated at Saint Trod abbey. The secretary to Charles Martel. Also the Chancellor of France. Even while still holding such positions, he went about in hair shirts, praying, fasting and supporting the poor.

The Bishop of Metz, France in 742 even though he was still a layperson. The chief minister of Pepin the Short. Chrodegang was the Ambassador to the Vatican. He was also the Mayor of the palace.

Chrodegang was involved in the coronation of Pepin as king of the Franks, the first Carolingian King. He defended Rome and the papacy against the Lombards. St Chrodegang worked to reform the Frankish Church, this was including educating the clergy, and encouraging them to live in communities based largely on the Benedictine Rule.

He established and restored the churches and monasteries. St Chrodegang introduced the Roman liturgy and Gregorian Chant to his understanding, from which they spread the other parts of Europe. St Chrodegang participated in several councils.

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