ST. FRIDOLIN, A.
HE was an Irish or Scotch abbot, who, leaving his
own country, founded several monasteries in Austria, Burgundy, and
Switzerland: the last was that of Sekingen, in an isle in the Rhine,
now one of the four forest towns belonging to the house of Austria.
In this monastery he died, in 538. He is the tutelar patron of the
Swiss canton of Glaris, who carry in their coat of arms his picture
in the Benedictin habit, though he was not of that order. See
Molanus, Addit. ad Usuard; Pantaleon, Prosopographiæ Vir.
Illustr. German. ad an. 502; King in Calend Wion, Lignum Vitæ,1.