Gondulphus of Metz, St.

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Bishop; d. Gorze Abbey, Sept. 6, 823. The See of Metz fell vacant after the death of Bishop angilramnus (791). It was filled only upon Gondulphus's accession, probably Dec. 28, 816, although the Annales S. Vincentii Mettensis give the date as 819. During Gondulphus's episcopate, which lasted six years, eight months, and seven days according to the old episcopal catalogue, aldric of le mans spent five years in Metz. Gondulphus attended the synod held at Thionville in 821. He was buried in gorze abbey, where his relics are still honored. His successor was drogo of metz.

Feast: Sept. 6 (Metz).

Bibliography: Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores (Berlin 1926) 2:269. Acta Sanctorum, Sept. 2:782784. l. duchesne, ed. Fastes épiscopaux de l'anncienne Gaule (Paris 190715) 33:58. h. leclercq, Dictionnaire d'archéologie chretienne et de liturgie, ed. f. cabrol, h. leclerq, and h. i. marrou (Paris 190735) 1:831832.

[g. j. donnelly]