Book of Saints – Othilia

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Odilia, by Burckhardt, 1899; Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Bas-Rhin Scherwiller, Alsace, France; photographed on 19 August 2015 by Ralph Hammann; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Odilia, Adilia) (Saint) Virgin (December 13) (8th century) A maiden of noble birth in Alsace who, embracing the life of the cloister, gathered round her more than three hundred nuns. Most austere in her life, she may be said to have passed her days in continuous prayer. She died in her monastery of Hohenburg, about A.D. 720.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Othilia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 May 2016. Web. 24 October 2016. <>