Friday, November 22, 2019

Saint Astricus of Esztergom – Saint of the Day – November 12

Saint Astricus of Esztergom Biography

Saint Astricus of Esztergom Profile. Born: N/A in the Czech Republic, Europe. Worked in Hungary. Died: 1035 AD in N/A. Feast Day is celebrated on November 12.

The Memorial of Saint Astricus of Esztergom – Saint of the Day

Saint Astricus of Esztergom Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth The Czech Republic in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Hungary
Date of Death 1035 AD
Place of Death N/A
Feast Day November 12
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Hungary

Saint Astricus of Esztergom Biography

Saint Astricus of Esztergom was a monk in Rome, Italy taking the name Astricus. He was a friend of Saint Adalbert of Prague and assisted Adalbert on his missionary work in Bohemia. He served as the first abbot of Brevnov. Due to anti-Christian persecution in the region, he had to flee to Hungary where he worked as a missionary to the Magyars.

Astricus was a spiritual teacher to the wife of Duke Geza, the mother of Saint Stephen of Hungary, in 997. He was the first abbot of Saint Martin’s monastery in Pannonhalma, the first monastery in Hungary which was founded by Duke Geza. When St. Stephen succeeded his father Geza as duke, Anastasius renewed his evangelization work with the Magyars.

He became the first archbishop of the Hungarian Church with his see city probably at Kalocsa. He was sent as ambassador to Rome and negotiated the recognition of the new kingdom of Hungary by Pope Sylvester II. He transported the crown that the pope gave for Stephen to be crowned as King of the Hungarians by Emperor Otto III in 1001. He was the advisor to Stephen on matters of spirit and state until Stephen‘s death. He outlived Stephen by two years and spent those last days as a prayerful monk.

St. Astricus of Esztergom
St. Astricus of Esztergom