Bl. Odo of Novara

January 14

Blessed Odo was a Carthusian monk born in Novara, Italy in 1100. He made several journeys, the first of which was to Yugoslavia to preach; then he was off to Rome to beseech Pope Clement III to help settle a dispute that had arisen among the monks. At last he went to the Benedictine monastery, Tagliocozzo, in central Italy, to live in a small cell until he died at the age of 98. In 1859 devotion to him was formally approved. In art he is shown wearing the habit of a Carthusian, and a staff or walking stick. memorializing his long treks.


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