St. Modoald of Trier Biography
St. Modoald of Trier 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 in Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Bishops|
|Place of Work||Germany|
|Date of Death||640|
|Place of Death||Germany|
|Feast Day||May 12|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of|
Saint Modoald of Trier was the son of Arnulf and the brother of Saint Severa of Saint Gemma. He was an uncle to Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, Saint Begga of Ardenne and Saint Modesta of Trier. Modoald spent most of his life in close contact with the Merovingian kings and became advisor to King Dagobert I of the Franks.
In 628 Modoald became bishop of Trier in Germany. King Dagobert I, at whose court he was, assigned him to the episcopal diocese of Trier even at a young age, but this did not prevent the young bishop from reproaching the sovereign for the immorality of the Frankish royal court.