Desiderius of Fontenelle

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Desiderius of Fontenelle
Monk
Died c. 700
Fontenelle Abbey
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast 18 December

Saint Desiderius of Fontenelle (died c. 700) was a Frankish saint of the late 7th century.

His father was Saint Waningus, a nobleman and royal official under Chlothar III, then abbot and founder of Fécamp Abbey.[1] Desiderius was a Benedictine monk at Fontenelle Abbey in present-day Normandy, France.[2]

Desiderius's feast day is kept on 18 December. His relics are at Ghent, Belgium.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Terry. "Waningus". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b Jones, Terry. "Desiderius of Fontenelle". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 2008-01-03.