Saint Ildephonsus

[Saint Ildephonsus]Also known as

  • Ildefonso
  • Ildefonsus



Born to the Spanish nobility. Nephew of Saint Eugene of Toledo. Studied at Seville, Spain under Saint Isidore of Seville. Monk at Agli (Agalia) on the River Tagus near Toledo, Spain while still a young man. Abbot at Agli. Attended the Council of Toledo in 653 and 655. Archbishop of Toledo in 657. Responsible for the unification of the Spanish liturgy. Noted writer, especially on Our Lady; only four of his works have survived. Reported to have received an apparition of the Virgin Mary during which she presented him with a chalice.



  • 667 of natural causes



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ildephonsus“. 23 January 2014. Web. 22 August 2014. <>