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St. Stephen Ceramic Plaque

Item Number: 13390

Catalog Code: P46

Stephen Ceramic Plaque

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Stephen (Steven, Stefan, Stefano, Esteban) [died c. 35], the Protomartyr, the first of seven deacons chosen by the apostolic community of Jerusalem. St. Stephen was the first Christian martyr and is apt patron of those who must give witness to their convictions before a hostile audience. He is also patron of bricklayers, deacons and of Hungary. His feast is December 26.

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H x W: 
9 1/2"  (24.1 cm)
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St. Stephen

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/26

Patron Of: Austria, Bricklayers, Casket Makers, Deacons, Germany, Headaches, Horses, Masons, Stone Masons, Stone Workers

First Christian Martyr. Deacon. Preacher. All we know of him is related in the Acts of the Apostles. While preaching the Gospel in the streets, angry Jews who believed his message to be blasphemy dragged him outside the city, and stoned him to death. In the crowd, on the side of the mob, was a man who would later be known as Saint Paul.
stoned to death c.33

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


St. Stephen of Hungary

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/16

Patron Of: Hungary, Stonecutters, Bricklayers, Death Of Children, Kings, Masons, Stone Masons

Also known as
    Stephen the Great

    16 August

    Born pagan but baptized with his father at age 10. King of the Magyars in Hungary. Married Saint Gisela, sister of emperor Saint Henry II. Evangelized both their peoples. Saint Astricus served as his advisor. Stephen united the Magyars into a single nation, suppressing revolts led by pagan nobles. Crowned king on Christmas Day 1001 by Emperor Otto III by authority of Pope Sylvester II. Organized dioceses, and founded monasteries. Father of Saint Emeric; brought Saint Gerard Sagredo to tutor his son.

    969 at Esztergom, Hungary

    15 August 1038


    death of children
    stone masons

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