Saint Bede the Venerable
About Saint Bede
Saint Bede is the patron saint of lectors, and he was born in England around the year 672 in a small village caleld Wearmouth. Saint Bede's parents sent him to be raised in a monastery when he was very young because they thought he would learn to lead a better life if he did so. Naturally Saint Bede was destined to become a monk one day.
When Bede was a teenager he met one of the biggest influences in his life. This was Adomnan, a monk who was the in charge of the local monastery. Adomnan saw great potential in Bede so he took him under his guide and taught him a lot about the church. Saint Bede would learn so much from Adomnan that he would be made a deacon at an unusually young age.
Bede began teaching classes at a local school, and published many works for use in the classes. Bede would eventually write over sixty five books in his lifetime as an author. On top of being a gifted author, Bede also sang and wrote poetry quite well.
Saint Bede would become a well respected advisor to many high ranking men in the church towards the later portion of his life. Beded would advise the Bishop of York on a frequent basis. His advice was also sought by a monk who lived in his lonesome in Lindisfarne. This meant a lot to Saint Bede because the monk disliked human contact and requested to see him. Saint Bede would pass away due to illness on May 25, 735.