ABUNDIUS (St.) Bp. (April 2) (5th cent.) A celebrated Bishop of Como in North Italy, charged by Pope St. Leo the Great with the important mission to the Emperor Theodosius the Younger which resulted in the convocation of the great Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451) and in the final condemnation of the heresiarch Eutyches, who denied the two-fold Nature of Christ God-Man (whence his followers have their name of Monophysites – assertors of One Nature only). St. Abundius died a.d. 469. He is often represented in art in the act of raising a dead man to life, one of the miracles he wrought and which led to his enrolment in the catalogue of Saints.