Book of Saints – Drogo

Saint DrogoArticle

(DREUX, DRUON) (Saint) (April 16) (12th century) One of the Patron Saints of shepherds. He lost both parents at birth, and when twenty years of age disposed of all his property to embrace a life of utter poverty. For more than twenty years he tended the cattle of a rich and pious lady, busying himself at the same time with practices of prayer and penance. He is said to have made nine times the pilgrimage to Rome. Finally, he built himself a hut against the church of Sebourg in 86 Hainault (Belgium) where he subsisted for forty-five years on barley bread and water. He died A.D. 1186, at the age of eighty-four.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Drogo”. Book of Saints, 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 November 2012. Web. 19 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/book-of-saints-drogo/>