Oil Dedicated to St Clodoald (Patron against Carbuncles)
St Clodoald (Patron against Carbuncles) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Clodoald, also known as Cloud or Clodoaldus, was born in 522 in the region of Champagne, France. He was the grandson of King Clovis I, the founder of the Merovingian dynasty, and the son of Clodomir, a Frankish king.
Clodoald’s father, Clodomir, killed in battle when Clodoald was still a young child. Clodoald and his two brothers, Theodoald and Gunther, were taken in by their grandmother, Queen Clotilde, and raised in Paris.
Clodoald received a good education and destined for a life of royal service, but he had other plans. In 548, at the age of 26, Clodoald renounced his royal status and decided to live as a hermit.
Clodoald retreated to a forest near the village of Nogent-sur-Seine, where he lived a life of prayer, fasting, and manual labor. He built a small chapel and attracted a small community of like-minded individuals who wished to live a simple life of devotion.
Over time, Clodoald’s community grew, and he established a monastery at Novigentum (now Saint-Cloud) on the outskirts of Paris. The monastery became a center of learning and devotion, and Clodoald became known for his wisdom, holiness, and miraculous powers.
After several years, Clodoald left the monastery to avoid the attention of the Merovingian king, Chlothar I, who was attempting to exert control over the Church. Clodoald returned to his hermitage in the forest, where he lived until his death in 560.
St. Clodoald’s feast day celebrated on September 7th. He venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church, and his legacy of simplicity, devotion, and service to God continues to inspire Christians today. The town of Saint-Cloud, located just outside of Paris, named after him.