Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Odilo of Cluny Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.Feastday: January 1st
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Portrayal and Imagery: Shown as a Benedictine abbot with abbot's crosier, books, cross around his neck and little fire at his feet.
Patron Saint of the poor souls in purgatory and against jaundice
Odilo was born in 962 in a noble family in Auvergne (France). In 990, he entered the Benedictine monastery of Cluny and was elected abbot in 994. His concern for the poor and his austerity made him famous and beloved all over Europe. According to sources, he even sold church properties to feed the hungry during a famine. Furthermore, he was an advisor of popes and kings. Odilo died in 1049 during travels to visit his monasteries.