The Treaty of Verdun (843 Common Era)
SAINT AMBROSE AUTPERT (DIED CIRCA 778)
Roman Catholic Abbot
St. Ambrose Autpert (died circa 778) served in the court of Pepin III (Mayor of the Palace form 741 to 747 then as King of Franks to 768). Once, on royal business, the saint visited St. Vincent Monastery, Benevento, Italy. Impressed by the monks, he joined them. Later the saint tutored his friend Charlemagne (reigned 768-814). Known for his erudition and holiness, the saint wrote hagiographies, theological treatises, and a commentary on the Book of Revelation. His election as Abbot of St. Vincent’s caused a dispute, prompting Pope Hadrian I (reigned 772-795) to intervene. The saint died en route to Rome to obey the papal summons.
At this point I could repeat myself on several points, such as the value of intellectualism and of the monastic life. Yet I choose not to do so. No, that is is neither desirable to me nor necessary; the saint’s holy life speaks for itself.
KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR
JUNE 18, 2012 COMMON ERA
THE FEAST OF SAINTS DELPHINUS OF BORDEAUX, AMANDUS OF BORDEAUX, SEVERINUS OF BORDEAUX, VENERIUS OF MILAN, AND CHROMATIUS OF AQUILEIA, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS
THE FEAST OF ANSON DODGE, EPISCOPAL PRIEST
THE FEAST OF BERNARD MIZEKI, ANGLICAN CATECHIST AND MARTYR
THE FEAST OF VERNARD ELLER, CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN THEOLOGIAN
O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich:
Deliver us from an inordinate love of this world, that we,
inspired by the devotion of your servant Saint Ambrose Autpert,
may serve you with singleness of heart,
and attain to the riches of the world to come;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Song of Songs 8:6-7
Luke 12:33-37 or Luke 9:57-62
—Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 722