Carlo Loth
The Martyrdom of St. Gerard of Csanad

Church of Santa Giustina, Padua

St. Gerard was a Venetian who evangelized in Hungary, where Stephen I made him bishop of Csanad. After Stephen's death there was a revolt against Christianity and Gerard was assassinated in Buda. First he was attacked with stones, calling on God to forgive his assassins; then he was killed with a lance, as illustrated in this painting. His feast is on September 24. See Butler, III, 629, and Acta Sanctorum, September vol. 6, 713-27 (the martyrdom is narrated on p. 723).

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Identified by a label in the church.