Saint Erard

Erard, Saint, missionary of Ratisbon, was born, probably near Lough Neagh, in the 7th century. The particulars of his life are confused and somewhat contradictory. They are given at full by O'Hanlon. All that is at all certain is that he was one of the many Irishmen engaged in missionary labours upon the Continent. He died about 671. His festival is the 8th January.


192. Irish Saints, Life of the: Rev. John O'Hanlon, vol. i. Dublin, N.D.