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|Saint Gérard of Brogne|
|Died||October 3, 959|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Major shrine||Saint-Gérard, Namur|
Saint Gérard (in Walloon Sint-Djuråd) (ca. 895—d. October 3, 959) was an abbot of Brogne. A native of Staves (Namur), he was a member of the family of dukes of Lower Austrasia. Originally a soldier, he rebuilt a family chapel into a large church and later became a monk at Saint-Denis. He was then ordained priest. He returned to Brogne, where he fought the laxity of clerics there and replaced them with monks. He retired to a cell near the monastery for mortification.
The Archbishop of Cambrai asked him to reform the community of Saint-Ghislain in Hainault. He replaced the canons with monks. He eventually became head of 18 other abbeys in the region of present-day Belgium. At the end of his life, he retired again to Brogne.