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Feastday: October 3
Patron of Saint-Gérard, Namur
Birth: 895
Death: 959

Benedictine monastic reformer. Born in Namur, Belgium, and trained at the French court, Gerard joined the Benedictines at Saint-Denis, France. Ordained, Gerard founded a monastery on his own estate in Brogne, Belgium. He reformed monasteries in Lorraine and Champagne, France, and Flanders, Belgium, and died in Brogne on October 3.


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