Saint Abel of Rheims

Also known as

  • Abel of Lobbes

Memorial

Profile

Missionary to the European continent with Saint Boniface. Chosen archbishop of Rheims, France in 744 by Pope Saint Zachary and the Council of Soissons. He was unable to take over the see as it was occupied by hostile forces supporting the self-appointed bishop Milo. Retired as a Benedictine monk at Lobbes Abbey in Belgium, and was later chosen abbot.

Born

  • in the British Isles, most likely in Ireland

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Abel of Rheims“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 August 2014. Web. 26 December 2014. <>