Gerard (Saint) of Hungary

Gerard (Saint) Of Hungary was born in the Venetian States, and while very young entered a monastery. By the permission of his superiors he set out for Jerusalem to visit the Holy Sepulchre, and passing through Hungary, the king, St. Stephen, touched by his piety, gave to him the bishopric of Chonad. He distinguished himself by his apostolic zeal and his great strictness. After the death of St. Stephen he suffered great persecution, and, was at last assassinated by order of a nobleman of the country. In Roman martyrology he is styled the apostle of Hungary. His death occurred September 24, 1047. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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