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Saint Odo of Cluny

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Abbot

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Odo of Cluny: November 18
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Abbot
  • Date of Death: Saint Odo of Cluny died 942

The Story and History of Saint Odo of Cluny

The story and history of Saint Odo of Cluny. On Christmas Eve, 877, a noble of Aquitaine implored Our Lady to grant him a son. His prayer was heard; Odo was born, and his grateful father offered him to St. Martin.

Odo grew in wisdom and in virtue, and his father longed to see him shine at court. But the attraction of grace was too strong. Odo's heart was sad and his health failed, until he forsook the world and sought refuge under the shadow of St. Martin at Tours.

Later on he took the habit of St. Benedict at Baume, and was compelled to become abbot of the great abbey of Cluny, which was then building. He ruled it with the hand of a master and the winningness of a Saint.

The Pope sent for him often to act as peacemaker between contending princes, and it was on one of those missions of mercy that he was taken ill at Rome. At his urgent entreaty he was borne back to Tours, where he died at the feet of " his own St. Martin," in 942.

Feast Day of Saint Odo of Cluny

The Feast Day of Saint Odo of Cluny is November 18. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day.

The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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