A rich widower, he became Mr Charity bestowing 80,000 pieces of gold on hospitals, monasteries and the poor.
He also ensured fair trading and the checking of weights used by merchants.
As he gave it all away, there was no call for trying to force camels through the eyes of needles where he was concerned.
St JOHN-THE-ALMONER FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : JOHN-THE-ALMONER
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of : Unknown at present
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Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 552-691
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 495