Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Obscure Saint of the Day: St. Dagobert II


We're just a couple of days away from the big day, but have no fear, fellow Catholic Hipsters! Our Church is still giving us a steady supply of what we want, nay, what we need...obscure saints to reach out to for intercession!

With your Christmas Eve party on tap for tomorrow (don't forget to pick up that bag of salad on the way), let us provide you with even more Catholic Hipster knowledge to impress you C&E friends. 

Today is the feast of Saint Dagobert II.

Dagobert was the King of Austrasia from 676-679, and it wasn't an easily earned title. 

He became king as a child, and soon after was forced into exile by rivals. Bishop Dido of Poitiers helped him to a safe haven in Ireland untill her could return to regain his thrown. 

However, just four years after coming back, he was murdered by the mayor of the palace while on a hunting trip. 

St. Dagobert, martyr for the faith, pray for us. 

Oh, and just in case your friends try and call you out when you tell them St. Dagobert was the King of Austrasia, you can let them know that it formed the Northeastern section of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks. 

They've probably never heard of it. 











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