Angadrisma

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Saint Angadrisma
Beauvais (60), eglise Notre-Dame de Marissel, statue de sainte Angadreme.jpg
Diedc. 695
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast October 14
Attributes Praying leper
Patronage Diocese of Beauvais-Noyon-Senlis; invoked against drought and fire

Angadrisma (Angadrême, Angadresima, Angadreme, Angradesma, Andragasyna) (d. ca. 695) was a seventh-century abbess and saint, daughter of Robert I, Bishop of Tours. A cousin to Lambert, Bishop of Lyon, she was educated at Thérouanne by Lambert and Saint Audomare (Omer).

Although she wished to become a nun, she was promised in an arranged marriage to Saint Ansbert of Chaussy. [1] Tradition states that Angadrisma, wishing for a way out, prayed fervently and was stricken with leprosy. She was cured when she was allowed to become a nun and received the veil from Saint Ouen, archbishop of Rouen. [1]

She became abbess of the Benedictine convent of Oroër-des-Vierges, near Beauvais.

Angadrisma is portrayed in art with her face pitted by leprous skin. [1] She is venerated as the patron of the diocese of Beauvais. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Baudoin, Jacques (2006). Grand livre des saints: culte et iconographie en Occident (in French). Nonette, FR: Editions CRÉER. p. 90. ISBN   9782848190419.