Saint Andrew Zorard

detail of a statue of Saint Andreas Svorad, Nitra, Slovak Republic; taken on 28 June 2011 by Kenad; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteAlso known as

  • Andreas Zorard
  • Andrzej Swierad
  • Sverad
  • Svorad
  • Swierad
  • Swirad
  • Wszechrad
  • Zoerardus
  • Zoërard
  • Zurawek
  • Zórawek



Missionary hermit in the area of Olawa, Silesia (in modern Poland). Monk in Tropie, Poland. Hermit and then Benedictine monk on Mount Zobar, Hungary c.1003 where, at the request of King Saint Stephen of Hungary, he helped establish a hermitage. Spiritual teacher of Saint Benedict of Szakalka. Known for his austere, contemplative life and personal piety. A biography of him was written by Blessed Maurus of Pecs.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Andrew Zorard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 January 2020. Web. 11 May 2021. <>