Saint John Theristus

February 24
by Catholic.org | Source: Catholic.net
20120216_St_John_Theristus.jpg

(1049–1129)
Was an Italian Benedictine monk, called Theristus or “Harvester”.


He was of Calabrian lineage, born in Sicily. John´s Calabrian mother had been captured by the Saracens and brought to Sicily. He contrived to escape to Calabria while still a child, and there he became a Benedictine. He helped to miraculously harvest a large crop ahead of destructive weather, saving the locals from starvation, and gaining the title attributed to him. There he remained until his death of natural causes, in 1129.


The monastery of San Giovanni Theristis is entitled to him.



To read more about other Saints of the day CLICK HERE











Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows Catholic.net to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to Catholic.net right now. God bless you for your generosity.




SHARE LINK


0

Comments

Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

required
Name
required
Email required (will not be published)
required Country
Image
Comment 





Most Popular