Angadrisma

Angadrisma (Angadrême, Angadresima, Angadreme, Angradesma, Andragasyna) (d. ca. 695) was a seventh-century abbess and saint, daughter of Robert I, Bishop of Tours. A cousin to Lambert, Bishop of Lyon, she was educated at Thérouanne by Lambert and Saint Audomare (Omer).

Saint Angadrisma
Diedc. 695
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
FeastOctober 14
AttributesPraying leper
PatronageDiocese of Beauvais-Noyon-Senlis; invoked against drought and fire

Although she wished to become a nun, she was promised in an arranged marriage to Saint Ansbert of Chaussy.[1] Tradition states that Angadrisma, wishing for a way out, prayed fervently and was stricken with leprosy. She was cured when she was allowed to become a nun and received the veil from Saint Ouen, archbishop of Rouen.[1]

She became abbess of the Benedictine convent of Oroër-des-Vierges, near Beauvais.

Angadrisma is portrayed in art with her face pitted by leprous skin.[1] She is venerated as the patron of the diocese of Beauvais.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Baudoin, Jacques (2006). Grand livre des saints: culte et iconographie en Occident (in French). Nonette, FR: Editions CRÉER. p. 90. ISBN 9782848190419.

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