Stephen Pongracz

Stephen Pongracz (Hungarian: István Pongrácz; 1584-1619) was a Hungarian Jesuit priest, martyr and saint of the Catholic Church.

Stephen Pongracz, SJ
17th-century drawing
Martyr Saint
BornIstván Pongrácz
c. 1583
Alvinc, Principality of Transylvania
Died7 September 1619
Kassa, Kingdom of Hungary
(today: Košice, Slovakia)
Venerated inHungary, Catholic Church, Society of Jesus
Beatified15 January 1905, St Peter's Basilica, Rome by Pope Pius X
Canonized2 July 1995, Košice, Slovakia by Pope John Paul II
Major shrinePremonstratensian Church (Kassa)
Feast7 September