St Gerlach of Valkenberg / Houthem

It must have been about the year 1151, when Pope Eugenius III imposed a penance of seven years servitude in Jerusalem on him.

Arrived in Jerusalem, he goes to the hospital where the poor and sick are looked after.
This may have been the hospital of the Order of St. John.
The brothers want to give him light duties, but he refuses.

He desires humble hard work, he gets a lot of talk after taking care of the livestock of the hospital.


GERLAC of Valkenberg
Gerlach von Houthem
GERLACH von Houthem

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