Hi, guys —
I am 61 years old. At the time of my Confirmation I choose the name of Gretchen as my patron saint. I am trying to find out more about this saint but worry there is no such saint.
- Is there a Saint Gretchen?
The web is not helping as there appears to be no information on St. Gretchen.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Can you help me find more information on my patron saint, Saint Gretchen? }
A priest friend gave me this response:
Gretchen is a German diminutive of Margaret (Margareta, Greta) and is probably for St. Margaret Hohenfels of Bingen (d 1150), who with sister St. Ida, was a Benedictine nun and student of St. Hildegard of Bingen.
Gretchen/Margareta later became prioress appointed by St Hildegard.
Hope this helps.