Saint Siard



Born to the nobility of Friesland (an area of modern Netherlands). Studied at the abbey school of Mariëngaarde, Friesland. Spiritual student of Frederick of Hallum. Joined the Premonstratensians in the early 1170‘s. Abbot at the house in Mariëngaarde in 1194 where he served for 36 years. Noted for his adherence to the Norbertine rule, his love of the contemplative life, for his generosity to the poor, and as a peacemaker. Had a devotion of the Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany, and gave them as examples to his brothers.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Siard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 November 2015. Web. 26 October 2016. <>