St. John of the Grating


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 02/01


Also known as
    John de Craticula

Memorial
    1 February

Profile
    Benedictine Cistercian monk at Clairvaux, professing his vows under Saint Bernard. Abbot at Guincamp. Founder and abbot of monasteries at Buzay and Begard in Brittany. Noted as an able administrator, always fair and just with his brother monks. Bishop of Aleth from 1144, a see that was later moved to Saint-Malo. Introduced the Canons Regular to his diocese c.1150. The name "de Craticula" ("of the Grating") derives from the metal railings that surround his shrine.

Born
    1098 at Brittany

Died
    1163 of natural causes

Name Meaning
    God is gracious; gift of God (John)

Canonized
    1517 (cultus confirmed)



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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