Saint Ado of Vienne

Saint Adonis of ViennaAlso known as

  • Adon
  • Adonis



Born to the French nobility. Educated at Ferrières Abbey. Ado renounced his title and inheritence, and became a Benedictine monk at Ferrières. He taught at Prüm Abbey at the request of its abbot, but dissension among the brothers forced him to return home. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy for two years. He moved to Ravenna, Italy where he revised and published a version of the Roman Martyrology in 858. Pastor of Saint Romanus church at Lyon, appointed by the archbishop, Saint Remigius. Archbishop of Vienne, France in 859, appointed by Pope Saint Nicholas I. Noted reformer in his diocese. He wrote biographies of Saint Desiderius and Saint Theuderius, and a world history text. He opposed the efforts of Lothair II of Lorraine to put aside his wife, Theutberga, in favour of his mistress, and he led the effort to annul the synod of Metz’s approval of Lothair’s actions.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ado of Vienne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 April 2021. Web. 23 June 2021. <>