Son of a shoemaker he became a novice and then walked (with presumably very comfortable shoes) from Antwerp to Rome for more study.
He became an outstandingly industrious student of unfailing cheerfulness. Passing all his exams with flying colors, he also found time in between to act in miracle plays.
Then came the proud day when he became a fully-fledged priest — and then fell ill and died.
If there is a moral to his story, it must be ‘you can always live and learn but you can’t always learn to live.’
St. John Berchmans Facts and Figures
Name: John Berchmans
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 1599-1621
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 957
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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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