Stephen of Hungary or Stephen the Great

St Stephen (975 ca – 1038) was born an only son in Esztergom, Hungary. He was the first King of Hungary from 1000 until his death in 1038.

Image of St Stephen the Great

St Stephen was a devout Christian and as King, he promoted the spread of Christianity with sometimes, “severe punishments for ignoring Christian customs!”

St Stephen introduced a system of local administration and established the equivalent of Archdioceses, Dioceses and Monasteries. Hungary enjoyed a lasting period of peace during his reign.

St Stephen’s Feast Day is the 16th August. It is also a public holiday in Hungary.

St Stephen of Hungary:

Pray for us that we will promote peace in our homes, families and communities.

Glory be to the…


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