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John of the Grating

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Saint John of the Grating
Bishop of Aleth
Born 1098, Brittany, France
Died 1168
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Canonized 1517 by Cultus confirmed by Pope Leo X
Feast 1 February

John of the Grating was a Cistercian Bishop of Aleth. John was born in Brittany, in 1098 he joined Clairvaux[1], where he was professed by St. Bernard. He would go on to found Sainte-Croix de Guingamp and Saint-Jacques de Montfort Abbeys, after his appointment as Bishop in 1144[2]. He was given the moniker of "Grating", due to the the grating , or metal rails, surrounding his shrine[3].


  1. February 1 St. Patrick Catholic Church Saint of the Day
  2. Blessed John of the Grating Patron Saint Index
  3. St. John of the Grating Catholic Online

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