April 9 – Bademus of Persia; Waltrude of Mons

Bademus of Persia (d. 376), born in the Persian purple, used his riches to found a monastery, and became its first abbot. When King Shapur II (whom we’ve (alas) met) was taking out his family-of-origin issues on his kingdom’s Christians, Bademus and seven of his disciples were captured and thrown into prison. There they lay… Continue reading April 9 – Bademus of Persia; Waltrude of Mons