New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Paschasius Radbertus

Saint Paschasius RadbertusArticle

Confessor, Benedictine theologian; born Soissons, France, 786; died Corbie, France, c.860. He was a monk at Corbie under Saint Adalard, whom he assisted in founding the monastery at Corbie, 822. He was elected abbot, 844, but resigned, 851, to devote himself to study. His most important work, “The Body and Blood of Christ” started the first controversy on the Eucharist; it was vindicated by Gerbert, and afterwards by Pope Sylvester II, and cleared the way for a precise understanding of Transubstantiation. Relics in Saint Peter’s, at Corbie. Feast, 26 April.

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  • “Saint Paschasius Radbertus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 August 2016. Web. 13 June 2021. <>