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Ida of Toggenburg, Bl.


Died between 1138 and 1410. Nothing is known of her except that she has been honored since before 1410 at the church of Fischingen, near Lake Constance in Switzerland. A biography of St. Ida dating from the late 15th century is a fictitious account based on an old legend. She was probably a recluse (see anchorites) who lived near the Benedictine convent at Fischingen. Her cultus was confirmed in 1724.

Feast: Nov. 3.

Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum Nov. 2.1:102125. l. kern, Die Ida von Toggenburg-Legende (Frauenfeld 1928). j. l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes 11:100101. h. delehaye, Nova et vetera 4 (1929) 359365; Subsidia hagiographica 21 (1934) 3840. i. lÜthold-minder, Heilige Idda von Toggenburg: Beschützerin der Armen, Kranken und Sterbenden (Einsiedeln 1976). w. bÖhne, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, 10 v. (2d, new ed. Freiburg 195765) 5:600.

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