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Saint of the Day: June 12th - Saint John of Sahagun

Butler'slivesoftheSaints A.D. 1479. [Hermit of the Order of Saint Augustine] Saint John, son of John Gonzalez of Castrillo, was a native of Sahagun, or Saint Fagondez, in the kingdom of Leon in …More
Butler'slivesoftheSaints A.D. 1479. [Hermit of the Order of Saint Augustine] Saint John, son of John Gonzalez of Castrillo, was a native of Sahagun, or Saint Fagondez, in the kingdom of Leon in Spain. He went through the course of his studies in the schools of the Benedictine monks of Saint Fagondez, and no sooner had he received the ecclesiastical tonsure than his father procured him a small benefice. The bishop of Burgos took him shortly after into his family and preferred him to a canonry, though the abbot of Saint Fagondez had already put him in possession of three small benefices. The pretence for this plurality was the incompetency of the livings for the maintenance of the incumbent. John had lived always blameless in his morals, and his life had an appearance of virtue above the general bulk of Christians. But the divine grace opening his eyes, he at length discovered many errors in his conduct, and set himself seriously to reform them. The first step he took was to extort, …More