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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume XI: November. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

November 23

St. Tron, Confessor

IN the territory of Hasbein, in Brabant, idolatry had still many votaries, when St. Tron illustrated that country by the bright light of his sanctity. His parents were persons of rank and fortune in that province: but after their death, the saint, who was then young, repaired to Metz, and there lived under the direction of Clodulphus, the pious bishop. The time he was not employed in study, he consecrated to works of charity, or to reciting or meditating on the Psalms, or other exercises of religion. After having received priestly orders, he returned into his native country, and, by preaching the word of God, extirpated the remains of infidelity. Upon his own estate he built a monastery, which is now situate in the territory of Liege, is a great abbey of St. Bennet’s Order, and is called from our saint St. Tron’s or St. Truyen’s. The holy founder died in 693. See his life by Theodoricus; also Molanus, &c.  1