January 23, 2022
Ildephonsus was born around the year 607 in Spain to a noble family. It is believed that he was a student of Saint Isidore of Seville. He entered the Benedictine Monastery of Agalia near Toledo when he was still very young and later became the abbot.
As abbot, he attended the Councils of Toledo in the years 653 and 655.
In 657, he was elected to succeed his uncle, Saint Eugenius, as Archbishop of Toledo. Ildephonsus had a very deep devotion…