St. Paschasius Radbertus

Apr 26

Author of De Corpore et Sanguine Domini

Nothing is known of St. Paschasius’ lineage, as he was an orphan found on the steps of the convent of Notre-Dame de Soissons.

His childhood was quite unique, being raised by the nuns there. The child became especially attached to one nun in particular, the abbess, Theodrara. Theodrara’s brother, Adalard, was a monk at Corbie; Paschasius admired him greatly as well. At a fairly young age, he left the convent to serve as a monk under Abbot Adalard, at Corbie.

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