Fandom

Religion Wiki

John Theristus

34,278pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Saint John Theristus
Born 1049, Sicily, Italy
Died 1129, Calabria, Italy
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church

Eastern Orthodox Church

Feast 23 February, Eastern Orthodox

24 February, Roman Catholic

John Theristus (1049-1129) was an Italian Benedictine monk, called Theristus or “Harvester”[1].

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[2]. He helped to miraculously harvest a large crop ahead of destructive weather, saving the locals from starvation, and gaining the title attributed to him[3]. There he remained until his death of natural causes, in 1129.

The monastery of San Giovanni Theristis is entitled to him.

Notes

  1. St. John Theristus Catholic Online
  2. February 24 St. Patrick Catholic Church Saint of the Day
  3. Saint John Theristus Patron Saint Index
scn:San Giuvanni Teristi di Palermu

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki