Dictionary of Saintly Women – Saint Ada

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Saint Ada; date and artist unknown; swiped with permission from Santini ImaginiArticle

December 4 (Adeneta, Adna, Adnetta, Adonette, Adrechild, Adrehildis), (3th or 7th century) Abbess. Niece or granddaughter of Saint Engelbert, bishop of Le Mans (November 7). She was a nun at Soissons, and Engelbert promoted her to be abbess there, and afterwards transferred her as abbess to the monastery of Pre (Saint Julian do Prato) at Le Mans.

MLA Citation

  • Agnes B C Dunbar. “Saint Ada”. A Dictionary of Saintly Women, 1904. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 February 2017. Web. 1 April 2020. <http://catholicsaints.info/dictionary-of-saintly-women-/>