St. Adele, daughter of King Dagobert II of Germany, became a nun upon the death of her husband. She had a young son for whom she made provision. He became the future father of St. Gregory of Utrecht. She founded a convent near Trier and was its first abbess. She ruled with holiness, prudence, and compassion. She was a disciple of St. Benedict, the Apostle of Germany. A letter in his correspondence was addressed to her. She lived a devout life and died in 730.
FEAST DAY- December 24