ST. ODUVALD, ABBOT, C.
THIS saint was a Scottish nobleman, and governor
of the province of Laudon, who, renouncing the world, entered the
abbey of Melrose. His joy upon this occasion he expressed by singing
those verses of the Psalmist: In the departing of Israel out of
Egypt, &c.,1 and, The snare is broken, and we are
delivered. &c.2 During the whole course of his monastic life
he was remarkable for his continued advancement in spiritual fervor,
and his gift of tears and constant prayer. His sighs after heaven
were crowned with a joyful and happy death, in 698, ten years after
St. Cuthbert. See Chronica Sconensia, et Elphiston; Paslatensis
Liber, et Sigebert in Chronico.