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Title: Saint Istvan (Stephen)
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 08, 2019, 05:58:10 PM
                  Istvan (Stephen) I was the King of Hungary from 1000 to 1038.   
                   The devotion of Istvan toward the Blessed Virgin Mary was such that he placed all   
                     his dominions under her special patronage.


Title: Re: Saint Istvan (Stephen)
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 15, 2019, 05:30:57 PM
                      In order to make Hungary a Christian nation, Istvan sent Abbot Astricus to Rome to   
                       petition Pope Sylvester II for the royal dignity and the power to establish episcopal sees.


Title: Re: Saint Istvan (Stephen)
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 17, 2019, 04:13:13 PM
                          Istvan was anointed King of Hungary in 1000.   
                           He received the cross and crown from Pope Sylvester II.


Title: Re: Saint Istvan (Stephen)
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 16, 2019, 08:14:44 PM
Istvan's father Geza arranged Istvan's marriage to Gisela in 995.   
This marriage established the first family link between a Hungarian ruler and a Western European ruling house.   
Gisela was related to the Ottonian dynasty of Holy Roman Emperors.


Title: Re: Saint Istvan (Stephen)
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 08, 2020, 10:27:46 AM
Istvan established a system of tithes to support churches and pastors and to relieve the poor.