Book of Saints – Ildephonsus

detail of 'Saint Ildefonso' by El Greco, c.1608, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, USAArticle

(Saint) Bishop (January 23) (7th century) A learned monk and Abbot of Agli near Toledo, who became Bishop of that city in A.D. 657, and died nine years later. He was buried in the church of Saint Leocadia, a holy Martyr whom in life he had always specially honoured. He has left many works, among others a Treatise on “Ecclesiastical Writers,” and another on “The Spotless Virginity of the Mother of God,” which have earned for him, in Spain and in the Benedictine Order, the honours given to Doctors of the Church.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ildephonsus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2016. Web. 21 October 2017. <>