ST. SIDRONIUS, M.
HE was crowned at Rome in the persecution of
Aurelian; his principal festival is kept on the 11th of July. Baldwin
IV., surnamed of Lille and the Pious, founded the collegiate churches
of canons at Harlebeck, near Courtray, at Aire, and at Lille, in
which last he was buried. His widow, Adela, after his death in 1067,
went to Rome, received the religious veil from the hands of pope
Alexander II., and, bringing back with her the relics of St.
Sidronius, enriched with them the Benedictin nunnery of Meessene, two
leagues from Ipres, which she had founded, and in which she died. See
Miræi, Annales Belgici, p. 609. Adela, the foundress, is
honored among the saints in this famous monastery, on the 8th of
January. See Gramaye, p. 182. Lubin in Martyr. Rom.