Saint Wando of Fontenelle – Saint of the Day – April 17

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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.

The Feast of St. Wando of Fontenelle – Saint of the Day

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
Profession Deacon, Monk
Place of Work France
Date of Death 756 AD
Place of Death France
Feast Day April 17
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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Saint Wando of Fontenelle
Saint Wando of Fontenelle

Saint’s Biography

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.

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