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July 13, Sts Andrew Zorard (Andrzej Świerad) and Benedict (Benedykt)

July 13
SAINTS ANDREW ZORARD AND BENEDICT, HERMITS
Obligatory memorial

Andrew Zorard (Andrzej Świerad) lived at the beginning of the 11th century. By tradition he came from southern Poland. He entered the Benedictine monastery of St Hippolytus on Mount Zobor, near Nitra. After some time he moved to a hermitage near the monastery and became known for his strict life of mortification. He died ca 130-1034.

Benedict, St Andrew’s companion and disciple, monk from the same monastery, remained at the hermitage after his master’s death, living a strict life as well. Three years afterwards he was murdered by brigands. The relics of both are housed in the Nitra Cathedral.

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