Attala (or Attalas), St
Attala (or Attalas), St.
second abbot of Bobbio (Bobium), was born in Burgundy. He first entered the Monastery of Lerins, and afterwards that of Luxeuil, where his friend St. Columbanus presided, whose fortunes he followed. In: the year 612 Columbanus founded the Monastery of Bobbio, in the Milanese, and became the first abbot; and, upon his death, Attala was elected to succeed him. Many of his monks, finding the strictness of his rule to bear heavily upon them, withdrew; but several were induced to return by the miserable death which had overtaken some of their fellow - recluses. He died March 10, 627. See Baillet, March 10.