Thecla of Kitzingen

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Saint Thecla of Kitzingen
Born southern Britain
Died ~790 AD
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 15 October

Saint Thecla of Kitzingen (Tecla of England, Heilga) (died ca. 790 AD) was a Benedictine nun and abbess. Born in southern Britain,[1] Thecla was a relative of Saint Lioba.[1] A nun of Wimborne in Dorset, Thecla was sent by her abbess, Tetta, to Germany.[1] Her mission was to assist St. Boniface in his missionary work there.[1]

Thecla became a nun under Lioba at Tauberbischofsheim.[1] Later, Thecla became abbess of Ochsenfurt.[1] She subsequently became abbess of Kitzingen.[1]


Her feast day is 15 October but alternative feast days of 27 or 28 September also appear in liturgical books.[1] During the Middle Ages, Thecla’s relics were enshrined at Kitzingen, but were later dispersed during the German Peasants' War.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i David Farmer, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978), 367-8.
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