New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

detail of a wall painting of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen;  date unknown, artist unknown; Church of Saint Venantius, Pfärrenbach,  Horgenzell, Germany; photographed in 2006 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Martyr, born Sigmaringen, Prussia, 1577; died Sevis, Switzerland, 1622. Graduated at Freiburg, 1603, he was admitted to the bar, 16041610, received his degree of Doctor of Laws, 1611, and began to practise at Ensisheim where he was known as “lawyer of the poor.” He became a member of the Capuchin Order, 1612. After his ordination he was famous for his preaching which he directed toward the conversion of heretics; while employed thus at Grisons, Switzerland, he incurred the fear and hostility of the Zwinglians by whom he was murdered. Emblems: a club, and two-edged sword. Canonized, 1746. His body was preserved at Feldkirch, head and arm at Chur. Feast, Roman Calendar, 24 April.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 August 2018. Web. 27 November 2020. <>