Saturday, January 16, 2021

Saint Ida of Boulogne – Saint of the Day – April 13

St. Ida of Boulogne Biography

Saint Ida of Boulogne Profile. Born: 1040 in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: April 13 1113 in France. Feast Day is celebrated on April 13.

The Memorial of St. Ida of Boulogne – Saint of the Day

St. Ida of Boulogne Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1040
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Married
Profession missionary
Place of Work France
Date of Death April 13 1113
Place of Death France
Feast Day April 13
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Widows


Saint Ida of Boulogne
Saint Ida of Boulogne

Saint’s Biography

Saint Ida of Boulogne was born around 1040 in France as the daughter of Duke Gottfred IV and his first wife Doda. At of 17, Ida married Count Eustace II of Boulogne in Flanders. They became parents of Gottfred and Baldvin of Bouillon. The children become leaders of the first crusade and crusader rulers of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem. Their son-in-law was the German emperor Henry IV (1056-1106).

Her husband Death

After her husband’s death in 1070, Ida spent most of her great fortune helping the poor and founding monasteries in Picardy in France. She exchanged many spiritual letters with saint Anselm in and one of them still preserved. Ida, a woman concerned with the beauty of God’s house.

St. Ida of Boulogne Death

Ida died on April 13, 1113 and was buried in the Vast Monastery.

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