New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Conrad of Urach


Teutonic: Kuonrat, bold in counsel. (c.1180-1227) Abbot, Cardinal Bishop of Porto and Santa Rufina. He entered the Cistercian monastery at Villers in Belgium, 1199, and in 1209 was chosen abbot. He held the offices of Abbot of Clairvaux, Citeaux, and general of the order. Pope Honorius III created him cardinal, 1219, and charged him to suppress the Albigenses in France. From 12241226 he preached a crusade in Germany. At the death of Honorius III, he refused the papacy. Feast, Order of Cistercians, 30 September.

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