Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Saint Odran Saint Patrick's chariot driver

St. Odran
Feastday: February 19
452

Martyr and friend of St. Patrick. According to tradition, he drove Patrick’s chariot. Odran died when he changed places with Patrick in the vehicle just before an ambush by pagans was sprung.

Memorial
19 February
Profile
Saint Patrick's chariot driver. Legend says that one day on the road, he spotted what appeared to be an ambush. He traded places with Patrick without telling him why, and died from the attack meant for his passenger.
Died
c.452
Canonized
Pre-Congregation

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