Patron Saint of Gardeners
Today is the anniversary of the death of Saint Adelard (pronounced Alard) of Corbie - a patron saint of gardeners - who died on this day in 827.
Adelard was related to Charlemagne; they were first cousins. In addition to serving as the Abbott of the Abbey, Adelard was also the gardener. Today, on St. Adelard’s Feast Day, Adelard is remembered in church iconography working in his garden while his Abbott’s crown is shown resting on the ground beside him.