Conrad, Saint

Conrad, Saint a German prelate, was son of Henry, count of Altdorf, and was educated by Noting, bishop of Constance, who brought him through the various clerical degrees and placed him in charge of his church. The chapter chose him for provost. Noting having died in 934, the people and the clergy of Constance elected Conrad bishop. He fulfilled with zeal his episcopal functions, and founded three churches and a hospital. Three times, according to Udalric, he made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, returning with the gift of prophecy and miracles. He foretold to St. Gebhard who would be his successor. Conrad died November 26, 976. Pope Calixtus II canonized him at the Council of Lateran, held in 1123. His anniversary is Nov. 26. An account of his miracles is given in the Chronique de Constance. A history of his life is given by Ulric or Udalric, one of his successors, as related by Surius. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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