Feastday of St. Adelard: January 2
When did St. Adelard live: in the Seventh and Eight century
Biography of St. Adelard:
Adelard was born in Belgium,751. He became a monk at Corbie where he was responsible for the garden work, because the court-life disgusted him. He was made abbot and he was Charlemagne's counselor. Due to pressure from his cousin Charlemagne, he was forced to give up his life in the monastery and work for him. Later on, he was accused of supporting a rival power and was banished on the island of Heri. He passed away on the 2nd of January 827 after an illness.
Statues and sculptures of St. Adelard in portrayal, imagery and emblem made in Val Gardena: The sculpture represents St. Adelard dressed in his cowl, wearing a cross around his nick, holding books in one hand and the crook in the other hand. Also, there are books under his right foot and a spine-crown
Patronage of St. Adelard: He is the saint patron of the gardeners.