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St. Theodulph of Orleans was born in Italy or Spain, around 760 A.D. to a family of nobility. He chose a life of religious service and became abbot of a monastery in Firenze (Florence), Italy. In 781, Charlemagne appointed him Bishop of Orleans, France. However, when Charlemagne died, his son, Louis the Pious suspected Theodulph of treason, and he was imprisoned in Angiers in 818.
While imprisoned for conspiring against the King of France, St. Theodulph of Orleans wrote the verses that give us the Palm Sunday hymn "All Glory, Laud, and Honor."
St. Theodulph was well known as a poet. Among his numerous works are six books of "Songs," and ten poems. He also is known for restoring strict discipline in his diocese, and for founding schools to educate his people. He died in prison in 821, possibly of poisoning.