Saint Ida of Herzfeld is the patronage saint of brides and widows. She was born in 788 AD and died in 825 AD. She was the wife of a Saxon Duke, who died in 811. After his death she spent her life bringing kindness to other people.
One of her more famous acts was to regularly fill a stone coffin then give it to the poor. She is also believed to be responsible for founding the churches located in Hovestadt and Westphalia and the convent at Herzfeld.
In 980, she was canonized and given her patronage. Her feast day is September 4, and she is often pictured with a dove hovering over her head.
There are also stories where she is identified as Redburga. This persona is normally connected with Charlemagne is some context such as his sister-in-law or granddaughter, but many historians do not believe this part of her life was accurate.
Ida was believed to be the mother of Warin, the abbot of Corvey from 826 to 856. Other accounts also say that she was the mother of Count Cobbo the Elder and Addila or Mathilde, the abbess of Herzfeld.