Sunday, December 15, 2002

16 DECEMBER

. . . .is the feast of St. Eusebius of Vercelli, "one of the great defenders of the divinity of Christ against the Arians."

St. Adelaide is also celebrated on this day. She was the daughter of the King of Burgundy, widow of King Lothaire of Italy, and wife of the Emperor Otto, who rescued her from imprisonment by an embittered suitor. Her life was written by St. Odilo of Cluny who was her friend and spiritual director.