Described by Saint Gregory the Great, who wrote about him in the Dialogues, as a man of great humility and diginity in his fulfillment of work. Legend says that one day a girl with crippled hands prayed to Saint Peter the Apostle for his intercession in their healing; he appeared to her in a dream, told her to ask for the intercession of Saint Abbondio; when she did, Abbondio appear to her in a vision, took her by the hand and healed her on the spot.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology, 3rd Turin edition
- Santi e Beati
- “Saint Abbondio“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 April 2013. Web. 29 July 2015. <>