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St JOHN-OF-GOD

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Hospitals, Nurses, the Sick and Portuguese Booksellers

Ex-soldier and adventurer until the age of 40 when he changed direction and became a peddler of religious trinkets and books, progressing to a bona fide bookshop in Granada.

Impressed by a wandering preacher, he had a touch of religious mania and ran amok in the streets tearing his hair and clothes.

He was taken to the hospital and when he came round was so appalled by the conditions there he resolved to do everything he could to improve matters and help the patients.

Which he did, often carrying patients home on his back for extra care.

St JOHN-OF-GOD FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : JOHN-OF-GOD
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1495-1550
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 126

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Article last updated on 23 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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