Stephen was the first Christian king of Hungary. He united the region into a single nation, suppressing revolts led by pagan nobles, organizing dioceses, and founding monasteries. His incorrupt right hand is treasured as the most sacred relic in Hungary. He was the father of St. Emeric.
"Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honorable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone. Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death." – St. Stephen of Hungary