Blessed Kristian Hosius



Premonstratensian canon in 1519 at the monastery of Tongerlo, Westerlo, Flanders (in modern Belgium). Kristian earned a degree in theology, then taught at his monastery and at the chapel in Roosendall. Parish priest in Vissenaken, Tongerlo, then in Oevel, and finally in Roosendaal. Known as “the father of the poor” for his charity and ministry to the poor, he was noted for keeping his city Catholic during the rise of Calvinism.



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  • “Blessed Kristian Hosius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2019. Web. 28 November 2021. <>