Saint Andrew Zorard

image courtesy of the Digital Image Archive, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory UniversityAlso known as

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

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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.

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  • “Saint Andrew Zorard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 December 2021. Web. 6 December 2021. <>