St Ildefonsus

(c. 607—667)

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Abp. of Toledo from 657. He is said to have written many works, but only four survive. One is a vigorous assertion of the privileges of the BVM; one is on Baptism, another on the spiritual life of the soul after Baptism, and the fourth, De Viris Illustribus, is an important source for the history of the Spanish Church in the 7th cent. Feast day, 23 Jan.

Subjects: Christianity.

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