St. Adrian III


 
St. Adrian III Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 07/08


Memorial
    8 July

Profile
    Pope for approximately one year. Almost nothing is known of his life before his ascension. Adrian opposed the Roman aristocratic faction led by the corrupt bishop Formosus, and arrested the more violent members of the group. He died en route to Worms, Germany where he was going to help settle the question of succession to Emperor Charles the Fat.

Born
    at Teano or Rome (records vary)

Papal Ascension
    17 May 884

Died
    summer 885 near Modena, Italy of natural causes
    buried in the monastery of Nonantula

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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