Saint Frodoino of Novalesa

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Born to the Frankish nobility, the son of Magafredo, Frodoino became an oblate, then a monk, and then on 10 February 773 he was chosen abbot at the monastery of Saints Peter and Andrew in Novalesa, Italy; he served as abbot for 43 years. Friend of Blessed Charlemagne who became a supporter of the abbey. Under Frodoino’s leadership, the house expanded and became a center of learning, known for its Scripture copyists and collection of holy relics, and he was personally known for his dignity and piety.

Born

Died

  • 816 of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Frodoino of Novalesa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 May 2021. Web. 21 June 2021. <>