Bishop, Confessor and Doctor

Spain celebrates on January 23 the Doctor of the Virginity of Mary, a doctrine which he defended against the Jews and against the heretics Joviniano and Helvidio. From his tomb in the Toledo Cathedral, Saint Leocadia rose to thank Ildefonso for having defended the honor of her Lady; and the Virgin herself descended to the Cathedral and gave her devoted Chaplain a magnificent chasuble.

V/. St. Ildefonsus
R/. Pray for us.