Feast of the day

SAINT VALERY Abbot (565-622)

12/12/2020 12:00:00 AM


        This Saint was born at Auvergne, in the sixth century, and in his childhood kept his father's sheep. He was yet young when he took the monastic habit in the neighboring monastery of St. Antony.

        Seeking the most perfect means of advancing in the paths of all virtues, he passed from this house to the more austere monastery of St. Germanus of Auxerre, and finally to that of Luxeuil, where he spent many years.

        He travelled into Neustria, where he converted many infidels, and assembled certain fervent disciples, and laid the foundation of a monastery.

        Saint Valery went to receive the recompense of his happy perseverance on the 12th of December in 622.