Saint Ildefonsus was sitting on the bishop's throne in his cathedral when he was granted a vision in which the Blessed Virgin presented him with a chasuble (liturgical vestment) of heavenly tissue. The gift was a fitting
he believed that one could do so by meditating on Jesus through the eyes of His virgin mother. He also had a special devotion to Saint Leocadia, patroness of Toledo.
For nine years he governed the church wisely, until his peaceable death. His successor to the see of Toledo … [More]