ERARD (EBERHARD, EVERARD) (January 8) (Saint) Bishop (7th century) One of the Irish Apostles of Bavaria, who is said to have been Bishop of Ardagh before setting out on his mission to Germany. He flourished in the seventh century and for some time shared the solitude of Saint Hidulphus in the Vosges mountains. Ratisbon was the chief centre of his Apostolic labours, and it was there that he died (probably A.D. 671) and that his relics were enshrined. He is said to have been canonised by Pope Saint Leo IX. Alban Butler states Saint Erard to have been a Scotchman, and dates him considerably later, giving A.D. 753 as the year of his death.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Erard”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 December 2012. Web. 22 December 2014. <>