Book of Saints – Chelidonia


CHELIDONIA (Saint) Virgin (October 13) (12th century) Born at Ciculum in the Abruzzi, she early fled into the mountains above Tivoli, near Subiaco, where she found shelter in a cave. From Cuno, Cardinal of Praeneste, she received the Benedictine habit in the Abbey Church of Saint Scholastica, but continued her solitary life of prayer and penance to her death (A.D. 1138), when her soul was seen ascending to Heaven by several persons, including Pope Eugenius III, then at Segni. Her body now reposes in the church of Saint Scholastica at Subiaco.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Chelidonia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>