Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Tecla, Virgin and Abbess


She was an English woman, and a holy nun at Winburn, in Dorsetshire, who being invited by Saint Boniface into Germany, was made abbess of Kitzingen, three miles from Wurtzburg, about the same time that Saint Lioba was appointed abbess at Bischofsheim, Saint Walburge at Heidenheim in Bavaria, Kynetrade, also in Bavaria, and Kynegild, in Thuringia, that they might be mistresses of a spiritual life to the new converts of their sex, and train up young ladies to virtue; Saint Boniface rightly judging that the establishment of sanctuaries, which might be models and examples of true piety and schools for the religious education of youth, was a necessary means for supporting religion, and diffusing its holy spirit.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Tecla, Virgin and Abbess”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 October 2013. Web. 16 January 2019. <>