ST. TRON, C.
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.