Thecla of Kitzingen
|Saint Thecla of Kitzingen|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
Saint Thecla of Kitzingen (Tecla of England, Heilga) (died ca. 790 AD) was a Benedictine nun and abbess. Born in southern Britain, Thecla was a relative of Saint Lioba. A nun of Wimborne in Dorset, Thecla was sent by her abbess, Tetta, to Germany. Her mission was to assist St. Boniface in his missionary work there.
Her feast day is 15 October but alternative feast days of 27 or 28 September also appear in liturgical books. During the Middle Ages, Thecla’s relics were enshrined at Kitzingen, but were later dispersed during the German Peasants' War.
- David Farmer, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978), 367-8.
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