Book of Saints – Hadrian III

[Pope Saint Adrian III]Article

(Saint) Pope (July 8) (9th century) A Roman by birth, elected Pope (A.D. 884). He ruled the Church during one of the most troubled periods of her history. He laboured hard to alleviate the misery of the people of Italy, in prey to famine and to continuous war; and he firmly withstood Photius, author of the still persisting Eastern Schism. Unhappily, in the second year of his Pontificate, while travelling to Germany to induce the Emperor Charles to support the cause of the Church and to help Italy in its distress, he died A.D. 885, near Modena. He was buried in the Abbey Church of Nonantula, where his tomb at once became a popular place of pilgrimage.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hadrian III”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 September 2013. Web. 17 August 2017. <>