St. Wendelin was born in Scotland in 554. Although he was born a prince, he gave up his royal life in order to devote his life to God. The saint traveled to Rome in 574 and had an audience with Pope Benedict I. The pontiff advised Wendelin to follow his wish to live a life for God. After this, the saint began to live as a hermit. He tended sheep to earn a living, but he always made sure he had time for prayer. He became abbot of Tholey in 597. St. Wendelin died in 617.