St. Wando of Fontenelle Biography
St. Wando of Fontenelle Profile. Born: unknown in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 756 AD in France. Feast Day is celebrated on April 17.
St. Wando of Fontenelle 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||unknown|
|Country of Birth||France of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Monks|
|Place of Work||France|
|Date of Death||756 AD|
|Place of Death||France|
|Feast Day||April 17|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of|
Saint Wando was educated as a boy at the abbey of Saint-Wandrille in Fontenelle. As a deacon, he accompanied the former bishop of Sens (Frisia) to Fontenelle in 690. The mission was unsuccessful, but Wando performed a miracle. He drove out the devil who tried to divert the boat on which they were.
Returning after this missionary experience, in Fontenelle, he became a monk in 696 living for about 20 years in the silence. In 714 he involved himself with political events that followed the death of Pipino d’Heristal. He saw him as opposition from him to take the office of Austrasia, Raginfredo and Carlo Martello. He was exiled to Troyes because of false accusation but reinstated when his innocence was proven.
St. Wando of Fontenelle Death
He died in 756 AD in France of natural causes.