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==Saint Abundius==
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'''St. Abondius''' (also '''Abondius''', '''Abundias''', or '''Abbondio''';  early fifth century – 469) was a Bishop of [[w:Como|Como]], Northern Italy. His feat day is on [[April 2]].
  
(also Abondius, Abundias, or Abbondio; early fifth century – 469) was a Bishop of [[w:Como|Como]], Northern Italy.
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==Life==
  
He was born at [[Thessalonica]]. Around 448 Abundius became the fourth Bishop of [[w:Como|Como]], succeeding Amantius.[3] He was present at the Council of [[Constantinople]] in 450, and took an active part against the [[Eutychian heresy]] at Chalcedon (451), where he was the representative of Pope [[Leo the Great]]. In 452 he also took part in the '''Council of Milan''', convened to refute the same heresy. Abundius is one of those to whom the authorship of the Te Deum is occasionally attributed.
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He was born at [[Thessalonica]]. Around 448 Abundius became the fourth Bishop of Como, succeeding [[Amantius of Como|Amantius]]. He was present at the Council of Constantinople in 450, and took an active part against the [[Eutychian Heresy]] at [[Chalcedon]] (451), where he was the representative of [[Leo the Great|Pope Leo the Great]]. In 452 he also took part in the Council of Milan, convened to refute the same heresy. Abundius is one of those to whom the authorship of the [[Te Deum]] is occasionally attributed.
  
The Romanesque church of Sant'Abbondio at Como, consecrated in 1095 by Pope Urban II, is dedicated to him, and his [[relics]] are conserved beneath its principal altar.[4]
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The Romanesque Church of Sant'Abbondio at Como, consecrated in 1095 by Pope Urban II, is dedicated to him, and his [[relics]] are conserved beneath its principal [[altar]].
  
Feast: '''2 april'''
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==See Also==
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[[w:Abundius|Abundius]] on Wikipedia

Revision as of 17:22, August 25, 2013

St. Abondius

St. Abondius (also Abondius, Abundias, or Abbondio; early fifth century – 469) was a Bishop of Como, Northern Italy. His feat day is on April 2.

Life

He was born at Thessalonica. Around 448 Abundius became the fourth Bishop of Como, succeeding Amantius. He was present at the Council of Constantinople in 450, and took an active part against the Eutychian Heresy at Chalcedon (451), where he was the representative of Pope Leo the Great. In 452 he also took part in the Council of Milan, convened to refute the same heresy. Abundius is one of those to whom the authorship of the Te Deum is occasionally attributed.

The Romanesque Church of Sant'Abbondio at Como, consecrated in 1095 by Pope Urban II, is dedicated to him, and his relics are conserved beneath its principal altar.

See Also

Abundius on Wikipedia

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