continue reading An archbishop and scholar, Ado was born in Sens and educated at the Benedictine abbey of Ferrieres.
Abbot Lupus Servatus, an outstanding humanist of the time, trained Ado, and was impressed with the obvious holiness of the young man.
On April 9th, 2009, I leaned against a wall and watched a man die only a few feet in front of me.
This man had been lying down in a cheap metal bed, where he had spent the past 15 minutes shaking violently while a nurse tried to feed him some pills.
Some of the residents were quite alert and eager to speak of their lives, such as one 75 year old man who spent many afternoons talking to me about his frequent trips to Europe as the vice-president of a major Indian company.