Hungary / Stephen of Hungary, 975–1038,
Feast Day: August 16

The first king of Hungary, Stephen was born into the pagan Magyar tribe and baptized as a young boy in order to make peace with Rome. He took his religion seriously and organized Hungary into one nation, building churches in every town. He outlived all of his children and his later years were filled with sorrow. His incorrupt right hand is one of Hungary’s greatest treasures.

Other patronages: bricklayers, kings, masons, stonecutters; death of children

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