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Saint Opportuna (d. 770)

Saint Opportuna (d. 770)

Feast day: April 22

Saint Opportuna was born near Hyesmes, Normandy. Her brother, Saint Chrodegang, became the bishop of Seez. Opportuna felt God’s call to enter religious life and joined a Benedictine convent at Monteuil.

Opportuna lived a life of great humility, obedience, prayer, and sacrifice. She was such a positive example to her other sisters that she was appointed abbess.

In an unexpected and tragic turn of events, her brother was murdered while returning from a pilgrimage to Rome. Saint Opportuna was struck with such sadness and grief that she died a year after his death. 

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