St. Conrad

Today is saint Conrad….little is know about this fella but lets just give it a try….

Con-rad\ is pronounced KAHN-rad. It is of Old German origin, and its meaning is “brave, bold ruler or counsel“. Usual English spelling of Konrad. The name of nine saints, including a 10thcentury bishop of Constance, and several German kings in the Middle Ages. Modern use in the English-speaking world is an import from Germany since the 19th century. Anthropologist Konrad Lorenz; hotelier Conrad Hilton; author Joseph Conrad.

Conrad has 10 variant forms: Con, Connie, Conrade, Conrado, Corrado, Cort, Curt, Konrad, Kort and Kurt.

St. Conrad

Feastday: November 26
975

St. Conrad died 975. Of the famous Guelph family and son of Count Henry of Altdorf, he was educated at the cathedral school of Constance and was ordained. He was made provost of the cathedral and in 934 was elected bishop of Constance. He gave his share of his inheritance to the Church and to the poor and built and renovated many churches in his see. He accompained Emperor Otto I to Italy in 962 though he concentrated on ecclesiastical matters and avoided secular affairs diring the forty two years he was bishop. He was canonized in 1123. Feast day Nov. 26…that is today.

Some one google Lauren Conrad…you definately wont be disappointed….

 

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