Monday, July 6, 2020

Saint Hildebert of Ghent – Saint of the Day – April 4

 St. Hildebert of Ghent Biography

 St. Hildebert of Ghent Profile. Born: N/A in Afghanistan, Asia. Worked in N/A. Died: 752 AD in N/A. Feast Day is celebrated on April 4.

The Memorial of St. Hildebert of Ghent- Saint of the Day

 St. Hildebert of Ghent 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


Country of Birth

Afghanistan of Asia

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Monks


Missionary work

Place of Work


Date of Death

752 AD

Place of Death


Feast Day

April 4


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Canonized by Pre-Congregation

Patron Saint of


Saint Hildebert of Ghent
Saint Hildebert of Ghent

Saint’s Biography

Saint Hildebert was abbot of St Peter’s Abbey in Ghent. It was the time in the Byzantium that the struggle for icons who (lived in the Byzantium of the 8th and 9th centuries) had begun.

The Byzantine emperor Leo III (717-740) was an avid supporter of icons. He was succeeded by his son Constantine V, nicknamed Copronymus (740-775). This was possibly even crueler and fanatic than his father. His influence even extended to the city of Ghent. There, the icons caused a riot, tried with all force to reinforce their disastrous ideas and thus left a trail of destruction in churches and chapels. Hildebert resisted in public. In doing so, he evoked the hatred of his opponents. They managed to get him and killed him: April 4, 752.