Thursday, February 20, 2020

Saint Leodegarius of Autun – Saint of the Day – October 2

Saint Leodegarius of Autun Biography

St Leodegarius of Autun Profile. Born: N/A in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 782 AD in France. Feast Day is celebrated on October 2.

The Memorial of Saint Leodegarius of Autun – Saint of the Day

St Leodegarius of Autun Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Deacons
Profession Deacon
Place of Work France
Date of Death 782 AD
Place of Death France
Feast Day October 2
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by precongrigation
Patron Saint of N/A

Saint Biography

He was the son of a son of the nobles Bobilo and Saint Sigrada and a brother of Saint Gerinus. He was raised in the court of King Clotaire. Leodegarius of Autun Studied in Poitiers, France under the guidance of his uncle, the bishop of Poitiers. He was working in diocesan administration. Monk at Maxentius Abbey in 650. left in 651, a position he held for six years during which he placed the abbey under the Benedictine Rule and advisor to Queen Saint Bathild, and tutor to her children, in 656. Reforming bishop of Autun in 663. Fought Manichaeism, reformed the secular clergy, enforced discipline in religious houses, adopted the Creed of Saint Athanasius and stressed the administration of the sacraments, especially baptism.

Leodegarius of Autun work and his support of Childeric over Ebroin for the throne incurred the anger of many powerful entrenched rulers and groups. Exiled to Luxeuil, France in 675, he returned to Autun at the request of Theodoric III after the death of Childeric. At the time the city was attacked, Leodegarius arranged a surrender to avoid the Autun‘s destruction. Leodegarius of Autun fell into the hands of Ebroin, was blinded, his lips cut off, and his tongue pulled out. Sometime later this same Ebroin accused him of instigating the murder of Childeric, had him imprisoned for two years at Fecamp monastery in Normandy, regularly tortured, crippled, and finally executed.