New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Adalard


c.751827. Abbot. Grandson of Charles Martel, he was prime minister to Pepin the Short, and adviser to Louis le Debonnaire. In 773 he had entered the Benedictine Abbey of Corbie and c.775 was elected abbot. He is honored as a patron in many churches and towns in France and along the lower Rhine. Patron of gardeners; invoked against fever and typhus. He is represented kneeling before a crucifix; giving food to the poor; and holding a map. Relics at Corbie. Feast, 2 January.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Adalard”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2012. Web. 18 January 2019. <>